Lieutenant Colonel Chris Gibson

Colonel Chris Gibson

Biography: 

Chris Gibson, US Army, was a national security affairs fellow for 2006–2007 at the Hoover Institution.

Colonel Gibson comes to Hoover from the 82nd Airborne Division where he commanded the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne, an assignment that included two tours to Iraq in support of all three national elections there to date. Earlier in his career, Chris fought in the Persian Gulf War, served in the NATO peace enforcement operation to Kosovo, taught American Politics at West Point and served two liaison tours with the US Congress. He holds several graduate degrees from Cornell University (MPA, MA, and PhD in government) and was the Distinguished Honor Graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College. Among his personal awards and decorations are three Bronze Star Medals, a Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge with Star and the Ranger Tab. His research at Hoover will focus on civil-military relations.

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Retired Army colonel Chris Gibson

The Man from Kinderhook

by Colonel Chris Gibsonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

During a distinguished Army career, Chris Gibson, who spent a year as a Hoover national security fellow, displayed brains, determination, and courage. Now he’s testing his mettle in Congress.

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The Indispensable Partnership

by Colonel Chris Gibsonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A study of two great generals who knew how to keep civilian and military leaders working together. By Colonel Chris Gibson.