Lieutenant Colonel BRIAN J. GERBER
LTC Brian Gerber is from Rockford, IL and a graduate from Valparaiso University. LTC
Gerber attended the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course at Fort Sill, OK, then was assigned
to 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, 214th FA BDE, where he served as a platoon leader,
battery fire direction and operations officer, battery executive officer, and battalion adjutant.
Following completion of the Captain’s Career Course and Combined Arms and Services
Staff School (CAS3), LTC Gerber reported to 1st Armored Division, Baumholder Germany.
He assumed duties as the assistant fire support coordinator for the division fire support
element in Operation Iraqi Freedom, task force fire support officer for 2nd Battalion, 6th
Infantry Regiment, 2 nd Brigade Combat Team, assistant operations officer for 4 th Battalion,
27 th Field Artillery, and battery commander during Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07.
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, LTC Gerber deployed to Saudi Arabia to serve as a
Field Artillery advisor in support of the U.S. Military Training Mission in Khamis-Mushayt,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. After this posting, LTC Gerber attended Intermediate Level
Education (ILE) at Fort Leavenworth, KS, then reported to Fort Sill, OK. There he served as
the battalion executive officer for 3 rd Battalion, 13 th Field Artillery, and then the brigade S3,
75 th Fires Brigade, deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. LTC Gerber’s next
assignment was Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ where he served as the chief of operations for 1 st
Battlefield Coordination Detachment. LTC Gerber reported to Fort Hood, TX and on 30 June
2015 and assumed command of 3 rd Battalion, 393 rd Field Artillery, 120 th Infantry Brigade, 1 st
Army Division West. Following command, LTC Gerber assumed duties as the Professor of
Military Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
LTC Gerber and his wife are from Freeport, IL. They have a daughter and a son.