Lieutenant Colonel BRIAN J. GERBER
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Brian Gerber is from Rockford, IL and a graduate from Valparaiso
University, IN. LTC Gerber is a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) graduate and
commissioned as an active duty officer in the Field Artillery. His first assignment was at Fort
Sill, OK, where he served as a platoon leader, fire direction and operations officer, executive
officer, and human resource officer.
LTC Gerber attended Professional Military Education at Fort Sill, OK and Fort Leavenworth,
KS. Following, he and his wife reported to 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.
He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom several times and enjoyed traveling
Europe with his bride. His tour culminated with command of a Field Artillery battery of more
than 300 Soldiers.
Upon completion of battery command, LTC Gerber attended Advanced Civil Schooling at
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, earning a Master of Science in Educational
Psychology. Following graduate school, he deployed to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to
serve as a Field Artillery advisor in support of the U.S. Military Training Mission in Khamis-
Mushayt. After this posting, LTC Gerber attended the Command and General Staff College
at Fort Leavenworth, KS. Following, he reported back to Fort Sill, OK and served as a
Battalion Executive Officer and Brigade Operations Officer, deploying in support of
Operation Enduring Freedom. During this deployment, LTC Gerber supported coalition and
multi-national operations in six different countries on the Arabian Peninsula. LTC Gerber’s
next assignment was at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ where he served as the chief
operations officer for 1 st Battlefield Coordination Detachment, supporting exercises and
strategic engagements in South America. Next, LTC Gerber reported to Fort Hood, TX and
assumed command of 3 rd Battalion, 393 rd Field Artillery, preparing and validating National
Guard and Reserve forces for deployments in support of world-wide operations. Following
battalion command, LTC Gerber assumed duties as the Professor of Military Science at the
University of Illinois at Chicago.
LTC Gerber and his wife have a daughter and a son. They have made life-long friends from
numerous states and countries. They enjoy serving the nation, its Army, its Soldiers, and their