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COL Bryan Gibby

Academy Professor (Military Division Chief)
US Army

Contact Information:
Office Location: TH 162A
Phone: 845.938.5594

​COL Bryan R. Gibby hails from Thousand Oaks, CA, and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1993.  His first assignment was with 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division as an Assistant S2 and infantry Platoon Leader.  He commanded C Company, 524th Military Intelligence Battalion in Korea, where he also served as Brigade Adjutant and Assistant Battalion S3 for training and plans.  Following company command he entered graduate school at The Ohio State University, earning an M.A. and Ph.D in History, and returned to West Point to teach in the Military Division of the Department of History (2002-2005).  Following this assignment, COL Gibby deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in 2006 with the Fires Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, and again in 2008-09 with 3rd HBCT, 4th Infantry Division.  During both deployments he was the Brigade S2 and successfully pioneered intelligence techniques for precision targeting, air-ground coordination, and predictive analysis. From 2009-12, he served in NATO’s Joint Force Command Madrid as the senior intelligence officer for the Joint Logistics Support Group.  In 2011, he led the Combined Staff’s Intelligence Assessments Team in Naples, Italy, in support of Operation Unified Protector (Libya).  COL Gibby commanded the 707th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Gordon, GA from 2012-14, and then he served as the Deputy Director of the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Operation Enduring Freedom Study Group, documenting the Army’s history and involvement in Afghanistan from 2001-14.  In 2016, he returned to West Point as an Academy Professor and Military Division Chief in the Department of History.