BIOGRAPHY


Command Sergeant Major Terry Gibbs

Fort Pickett-MTC

Garrison Command Sergeant Major

The Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center command sergeant major serves as the commander’s personal adviser on matters affecting the enlisted force.

Command Sergeant Major Terry Gibbs enlisted in the U.S. Army Jan. 27, 1988, as a cannon crewmember and served in a variety of units as a field artilleryman. He then transferred to the Virginia National Guard in 1992 and was assigned as a gunner with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team . He held a variety of positions within 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment culminating as first sergeant of the Hampton-based Battery B, 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment during their deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

He was then selected to serve as first sergeant with Norfolk-based Troop A, 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment during their deployment to Iraq. In 2011, Gibbs was selected as the command sergeant major for 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment.

Gibbs is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, the First Sergeants Course, Multiple Launch Rocket System Operators Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Battle Focused Instructor Course, the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course and Primary Leadership Development Course.

His awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal and is a recipient of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara.

Gibbs holds a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice degree from Saint Leo University.