Sloan D. Gibson

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

Sloan D. Gibson IV was acting United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the United States Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs during part of 2014. He was confirmed as the Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs by the United States Senate on February 11, 2014.[1] He replaced former Deputy Secretary W. Scott Gould, who resigned on May 17, 2013.[2] After Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned on May 30, 2014, Gibson became the acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs until a replacement could be confirmed by the United States Sentate.[3]

Career[edit]

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[edit]

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

Education[edit]

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[edit]

Gibson and his wife, Margaret, have two grown daughters, Celia and Laura.[5]

References[edit]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Eric Shinseki
United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Acting

2014
Succeeded by
Robert McDonald