Chris Gibson

Office Hours: Monday and Thursday, 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Twitter @ChrisGibsonNY

Scholarship/Creative Work

Op-Ed pieces

Still Exceptional

Refining US Strategy in the Mediterranean

Principled Realism and the Monroe Doctrine

Securing the Border while preserving the Constitution and American Exceptionalism

We must address national debt crisis, with former Congressman Jim Slattery, (D-KS)

The Looming Fiscal Crisis, with former Congressman Jim Slattery, (D-KS)

Towards a new American Grand Strategy based on principled realism

The Way Forward with Putin and Russia

The Spirit of Philadelphia

Millennials Will Step Up

How we can “drain the swamp”

A Season of Life Lessons

Reflections on President’s Day

Restoring the greatness of the Hudson River

The Coming Reckoning

Hoover Institution October 2017 Retreat Program

My take on Afghanistan

“The Path Forward on North Korea”

“The Path Forward after Charlottesville”


My latest book,  Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream

Book Reviews of Rally Point

The Weekly Standard

Daily Star

Auburn Citizen

Berkshire Eagle

Kingston Times

Hudson Valley 360

TV interviews about Rally Point

CSPAN/Washington Journal


Columbia-Greene Media


My first book, Securing the State: Reforming the National Security Decision-Making Process at the Civil-Military Nexus

Book Reviews of Securing the State

Advance_Reviews_of_SECURING_THE_STATE  (Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, Lieutenant General HR McMaster, Dr. Don Snider, Lieutenant General Bill Caldwell)

LTG Leahy Review of Securing The State(Defender,Autumn-Winter2008)

LTC Molin Review of Securing the State

Dr. Olmeda review of SECURING THE STATE

Dr. Ian Wing Review of SECURING THE STATE in Australian Defence Journal

Dr. Gary Schaub review of SECURING THE STATE in Contemporary Security Policy


An article I published in Military Review in October 2006 sharing my experiences and recommendations for operations in Iraq  Gibson Military Review article

My radio interview with WAMC covering Congressman Tom Reed’s impending Town Hall meeting and visit to Williams College 

My interview on the way forward in Afghanistan with Eric Shawn, Fox News

My interview on the way forward with Iran with Laura Ingle, Fox News


Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, State University of New York (2017)

General George C. Marshall Award Winner, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Presented to the #1 graduate (Class of 2000).

Cornell University nominee for the American Political Science Association’s E.E. Schattschneider Dissertation Prize (1998).

Some of my military awards and decorations include: two Legions of Merit, four Bronze Star Medals, the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge with Star, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab.  In addition, the units I commanded earned two Valorous Unit Awards for combat actions in Iraq and the Army Superior Unit Award for humanitarian service in Haiti following the devastating earthquake there in 2010.