| George W. Bush|
| Jamie M. Morin|
| 15 February 1959 (age 56)
Flushing, New York (1959-02-15) |John H. Gibson Wikipedia
John Holden Gibson II (born 15 February 1959) is a Texas businessman and former senior official in the United States Department of Defense. He has been chief financial officer, chief operating officer, and managing director for several companies including a national consulting group. Gibson has served as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Management Reform, and as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller. He was nominated to be Deputy Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense on June 16, 2017.
Gibson attended the University of Texas at Austin, graduating in 1981. He received two undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialty in finance and a Bachelor of Arts in economics. In 1994, Gibson earned a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Dallas.
Gibson began his executive career with Westgate Fabrics, Inc. He served as chief financial officer, chief operating officer, and executive vice president. In these positions Gibson was responsible for company finances, operational performance, and strategic planning. Gibson then moved to Galbraith Electric Company where he went through the same job progression of chief financial officer to chief operating officer to vice president. As vice president, Gibson led the company through a business merger. After the merger, he remained with the new company, assisting with business operations and acquisition strategy. Prior to entering public service, Gibson was managing director of the DK Consulting Group of Abilene, Texas, where he helped large corporations plan business acquisitions and mergers. As a consultant, he specialized in banking, construction, distribution, retail sales, and health care acquisitions and mergers. Gibson was also a member of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee from 1998 until 2006.
In February 2006, President George W. Bush appointed Gibson to the position of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Management Reform. In this role, he was responsible for promoting management efficiency and streamlining financial operations within the Department of Defense. To accomplish this, he worked closely with the Department of Defense Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office, the Office of Management and Budget, and the United States Congress. Gibson also served as acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Financial Management from July 2006 through July 2007.
On 24 October 2007, President Bush nominated Gibson to be Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller. The United States Senate confirmed his nomination on 20 December 2007. On 15 January 2008, Gibson was sworn in as the 20th Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller by Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne.
During his tenure as the Air Force’s chief financial officer, Gibson was responsible for managing an annual operating budget of $124 billion. He supported professional training and education programs to help financial managers produce better cost estimates, budget projections and financial analysis for decision makers throughout the Air Force. Gibson also expanded the Air Force Financial Services Center, opening a customer call center to provide financial services to 700,000 Airmen and civilian employees around the world.
Gibson is a member of the Air Force Association and the American Society of Military Comptrollers. In addition, he actively supports the Association of Government Accountants.