Sloan D. Gibson
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Sloan Gibson
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6th United States Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs

February 11, 2014 - January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Scott Gould
Thomas G. Bowman
United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs

May 30, 2014 - July 30, 2014
PresidentBarack Obama
Eric Shinseki
Bob McDonald
Personal details
Born1952/1953 (age 66-67)[1]
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUnited States Military Academy (BS)
University of Missouri, Kansas City (MA)
Harvard University (MPA)
WebsiteGovernment website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army

Sloan D. Gibson IV (born 1951/1952) is the former United States Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Gibson was confirmed as the Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs by the United States Senate on February 11, 2014,[2] replacing former Deputy Secretary W. Scott Gould who resigned on May 17, 2013.[3] He became the acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs after Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned on May 30, 2014. Gibson held the acting secretary and deputy secretary positions concurrently until Robert McDonald was sworn in as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on July 30, 2014.[4]


Before his appointment as deputy secretary, Gibson was the 22nd president and CEO of the USO. He assumed that role on September 1, 2008.[5] In 2004, he retired as chairman and chief financial officer of AmSouth Bancorporation. During his tenure, AmSouth became part of the S&P 500. In 2002, Gibson chaired the United Way campaign in Central Alabama.[6]

Military service

Gibson earned both Airborne and Ranger qualifications and served as an infantry officer in the United States Army.[6]


A 1975 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, he also earned a Masters in Economics from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.[6]

Personal life

Gibson and his wife, Margaret Gibson, whom he has been married to for over 32 years, have two grown daughters, Celia Gibson and Laura Gibson.[6]


External links

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