Brigadier General Brian W. Gibson entered the active Army in 1992 after graduating from Wheaton College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and receiving a commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. He also holds a Master of Arts degree from Webster University in Computer Resources and Information Management and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Army War College.

His military education includes: the Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic Course, Air Defense Officer Advance Course, Combined Arms Services and Staff School, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and U.S. Army War College. Following commissioning he served in the following key assignments: Platoon Leader and Battalion Master Gunner, 6th Battalion (Patriot), 43rd Air Defense Artillery, Ansbach, Germany and Operation Southern Watch, Saudi Arabia; Assistant Brigade Operations Officer (S-3), 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Giebelstadt, Germany, and Operation Joint Endeavor, Hungary; Commander, A Battery, 6th Battalion (Patriot), 52nd Air Defense Artillery, Ansbach, Germany, Operation Southern Watch, Saudi Arabia, and Operation Northern Watch, Turkey; Operations Research Analyst, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, 6th Recruiting Brigade, Las Vegas, NV; Operations Officer (S-3), 1st Battalion (Patriot), 7th Air Defense Artillery, Fort Bliss, TX; Operations Officer (S-3), 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Bliss, TX and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq; Chief of Concepts, United States Army Air Defense Artillery Director of Combat Developments, Fort Bliss, TX; Secretary of the General Staff, United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Alexandria, VA; Patriot / MEADS Team Chief, Headquarters Department of the Army, Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs (G-8), Pentagon, Washington, DC; 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command’s (AAMDC) senior forward representative in the CENTCOM AOR, Deputy Commander, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade and Battalion Commander, 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Hood, TX; Commander, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Hood, TX; Global Force Management Division Chief, Deputy Director of Regional Operations, Joint Staff Operations Directorate (J-3), Pentagon, Washington, DC. BG Gibson assumed responsibility as the 42nd Commandant of the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School and as the Chief of Air Defense Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma on 26 July 2018.

BG Gibson’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Army Meritorious Service Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, South West Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon 2nd Award, NATO Medal, and Kuwait Liberation Medal. He has also been awarded the Joint Staff Identification Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, and Parachutist Badge.

BG Gibson is married to the former Cheryl Marie Lueckenbach. They have two children: Josiah and Simon.

Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5) Eric Maule entered the military January 24, 1989. He completed Basic Combat Training (BCT) and 24T-Patriot Missile System Operator/Mechanic Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Ft Bliss, Texas. After serving over eight years as an enlisted Soldier within the Air Defense, and achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant, he was selected to attend Warrant Officer Candidate School in 1997, graduating the Warrant Officer Basic Course in June 1998 where he was awarded the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 140E-Patriot Missile System Operator/Maintainer. CW5 Maule has served in a variety of tactical and technical positions across the world-wide expanse of the Air Defense community, including duty at Ft Bliss, Ft Sill, Ansbach, JBPH-H, Osan AB, Kunsan AB, Gwangju AB, Camp Carroll, PSAB, Amman, and Dhahran Saudi Arabia during the bombing of Khobar Towers. CW5 Maule’s significant career achievements/positions include: Period as only Table XII certified Warrant Officer TCO in all Air Defense, Operation Iraqi Freedom, First place at FORSCOM for the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence (AAME Award), Rear Detachment Battery Commander, Course manager for the prestigious ADAFCO and Top Gun courses, LifeCycle Management Officer in the TRADOC Capability Manager (TCM) office, and the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command’s (AAMDC) first Command Chief Warrant Officer (CCWO). CW5 Maule’s military education includes: Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course, Airborne and Air Assault, EO Advisor, Patriot Top Gun, ADAFCO, and the Navy Maritime BMD Officer’s Course.

CW5 Maule’s civilian education includes: Master of Business Administration in Technology Marketing from the University of Phoenix.

CW5 Maule’s Awards include: MSM (4 Awards), ARCOM (11 Awards), AAM (12 Awards), AFEM, Korean Defense, Overseas Service (4 Awards), NDR (with Campaign Star), GWOT (Service and Expeditionary), GCDM (with 2 Knots), NCO Professional Development (2 Schools), ASR, Army Superior Unit Award, and Meritorious Unit Commendation.

CW5 Maule has been married 25 years to Mrs. Sylvia Maule and has 4 four children and nine grandchildren. Eldest son (Francisco) is married, a SSG(P) in the United States Army, and currently serving at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). Second oldest (Fabian) is married, a former Corporal in the United States Marine Corps, served two combat deployments in Iraq and is now a Transportation Security Officer at Austin/Bergstrom International Airport. Third son (Michael) is attending Tribeca Flashpoint College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Film. Daughter (Desiree) is married, and works for the United States Post Office in El Paso, Texas.

Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Stephen A. Burnley assumed his duties as the Air Defense Artillery Regimental Command Sergeant Major on 14 December 2018. He has held a variety of positions in airborne and air defense artillery units throughout his career, ranging from a stinger gunner to command sergeant major.

CSM Burnley is from Alexandria, Virginia and entered the United States Army in February 1993. He attended Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Bliss, Texas graduating as a 14S Avenger Crewmember. His previous assignments include the following: CSM 32D Army Air and Missile Defense, Fort Bliss, Texas; CSM 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Kaiserslautern, Germany; CSM, 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery, Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany; Operations Sergeant Major, 4th Battalion 3rd Air Defense Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Senior Enlisted Advisor, 8th Iraqi Army Division Military Transition Team (47433), MNF-S; First Sergeant, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade (Airborne); First Sergeant, Detachment 3, 1st Space Battalion, 1st Space Brigade, Space and Missile Defense Command, Shariki, Japan; First Sergeant, Alpha Battery, 3rd Battalion (Airborne) 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment (ADAR), 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Platoon Sergeant, Bravo Battery, 3rd Battalion (Airborne) 4th ADAR; Officer Basic Course Instructor, 4th Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery, Fort Bliss, Texas; Operations Sergeant and Observer Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center (Airborne), Fort Polk, Louisiana; Stinger Section Sergeant and Team Chief, Delta Battery, 3rd Battalion (Airborne) 4th ADAR, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Avenger Crewmember, 5th Battalion 5th Air Defense Artillery, Camp Stanton, South Korea.

CSM Burnley has completed numerous military schools and courses including Cheju-do Rappelling and Mountaineering, Jungle Operations, Jumpmaster, Combatives, Joint Firepower, Battle Staff, Army Force Management, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, and the Advanced Military Transition Team Courses. He has completed all levels of the Non Commissioned Officers Education System and is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class #61 (Resident) and the Executive Leader Course. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1 Silver and 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award (1OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Service Medal (w/Bronze Star), Korean Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (w/Numeral 5), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Master Parachutist’s Badge, British Royal Parachutists Badge, and is a member of the Ancient Order of Saint Barbara.

CSM Burnley is married to Victoria, and they have two daughters.