Lt. Col. Jeremiah Gipson assumed the duties of deputy commander, Mississippi Valley Division, Vicksburg, MS, June 12, 2023. He also serves as secretary of the Mississippi River Commission.
Gipson graduated and received his commission from the United States Military Academy in 2002.
Previous assignments include Battalion Commander of the 4th Engineer Battalion; Executive Assistant to the J3, Director for Operations, USINDOPACOM; Chief of Plans and Programing, INDOPACOM Joint Exercise Program; Operations Officer for the 130th Engineer Brigade and 84th Engineer Battalion; Chief of Exercises and G3 Engineer Planner, 8th Theater Sustainment Command; Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment; District J3, Afghanistan Transatlantic – North, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Project Manager, Honolulu District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Commander, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment; Chief of Tactics, U.S. Army Engineer School; and as a platoon leader, executive officer, and battalion S1 in the 54th Engineer Battalion.
His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from West Point; a Master of Science in engineering management from the University of Missouri - Science and Technology. Gipson was a U.S. Army War College Fellow at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is a graduate of the Joint and Combined Warfighting School; U.S. Army War College Defense Strategy Course: U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; and the U.S. Army Engineer Officer Advanced and Basic Courses. Gipson is also a certified project management professional.
Gipson’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Unit Meritorious Award, Navy Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals, Sapper Tab, Air Assault Badge, German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge , and the Army Staff Badge.
The Mississippi Valley Division provides public engineering services and stewardship of water resource infrastructure to strengthen our nation’s security, energize the economy, and reduce risks from disasters. The division’s work is carried out by district offices located in St. Paul, Minnesota; Rock Island, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; Memphis, Tennessee; Vicksburg, Mississippi; and New Orleans, Louisiana. The Mississippi River Commission provides water resources engineering direction and policy advice to the Administration, Congress, and the U.S. Army. The Mississippi River Commission brings critical engineering representation to the drainage basin which impacts 41% of the United States and includes 1.25 million square miles, over 250 tributaries, 31 states, and two Canadian provinces.