Colonel Greg D. Gadson
Colonel Greg D. Gadson, a Chesapeake, Va., native, is garrison commander of Fort Belvoir, Va. Col. Gadson oversees the daily operations of the post, where over 50,000 military personnel and employees provide support, command and control for 140 commands and agencies for the Department of Defense. He was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant of Field Artillery in 1989 from West Point. He has served in every major conflict including Operations Desert Shield/Storm in Kuwait; Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia-Herzegovina; Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. His awards include the Legion of Merit; 3 Bronze Stars; a Purple Heart; the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. He is a graduate of Command & General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; holds masters degrees in Information Systems from Webster University; and in Policy Management from Georgetown University. He holds an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Webster University.