Brett Gibson

Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2012-2013

Business Development Manager, LivingSocial

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Captain Brett Gibson is a recent graduate of Harvard Business School, a captain in the Virginia Army National Guard, and currently manages M&A at LivingSocial, an online local commerce platform operating in over 20 countries.  He was recently appointed by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell to serve on his statewide Volunteerism and National Service Board.  His leadership roles and service have been covered by CNBC "Squawk Box," CNN-Fortune, and the Huffington Post.  He is a published essay writer in the book, "Reinventing the Right: Conservative Voices for the New Millennium," and the Huffington Post blog, "Tech Start-Ups: Turning the U.S. Military into your Client."

Throughout his professional and academic career, Captain Gibson has served a 10-year career as an Infantry officer in the Army National Guard.  He commanded B/2-183 CAV, led missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and New Orleans (post-Katrina) and received numerous medals and awards, including the Army Ranger badge, Air Assault qualification and a select assignment as a trainer of international forces at the Counterinsurgency Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

Prior to Harvard Business School, Captain Gibson was an investment professional in the real estate group at the global private equity firm, the Carlyle Group.  He currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and is training for his third USMC marathon and volunteering with Back on My Feet in D.C.

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