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Sloan D. Gibson

Sloan Gibson
United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs
In office
May 30 – July 30, 2014
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Eric Shinseki
Succeeded by Robert A. McDonald
6th United States Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Assumed office
February 11, 2014
President Barack Obama
Preceded by W. Scott Gould
Personal details
Born Washington, D.C., U.S.
Spouse(s) Margaret
Children Celia
Alma mater United States Military Academy
University of Missouri, Kansas City
Harvard University
Website Government website

Sloan D. Gibson IV is the current 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,[1] replacing former Deputy Secretary W. Scott Gould who resigned on May 17, 2013.[2] 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.[3]


Before his appointment as Deputy Secretary, Gibson was the 22nd President and CEO of the USO. He assumed that role on September 1, 2008.[4] 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.[5]

Military service

Gibson earned both Airborne and Ranger qualifications and served as an infantry officer in the United States Army.[5]


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.[5]

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.[5]


  1. ^ Senate confirms Obama nominees at State and Veterans Administration
  2. ^ VA Deputy Secretary Scott Gould Departs Friday
  3. ^ Shinseki Out: Obama Says He's Accepted VA Chief's Resignation
  4. ^ Sloan D. Gibson Bio
  5. ^ a b c d Sloan D. Gibson

External links

  • Sloan D. Gibson Bio at
Political offices
Preceded by
Eric Shinseki
United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Succeeded by
Robert McDonald
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