Lieutenant General Karen Gibson, United States Army (Retired)
Lt. Gen. Karen Gibson, U.S. Army (Ret.) served in numerous intelligence and cyberspace operations roles throughout her 33-year Army career. She has served as the U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms since March 22, 2021.
Lt. Gen. Gibson served in her final assignment as Deputy Director of National Intelligence for National Security Partnerships at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) until her retirement in March 2020. In previous assignments, she served as Director of Intelligence for United States Central Command (CENTCOM); Director of Intelligence for Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR); and Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Cyber Command. A seasoned combat veteran, Lt. Gen. Gibson has led intelligence-operations fusion centers in Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, East Africa, and in the United States.
Lt. Gen. Gibson is a native of Bozeman, Montana. She earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University, a master of science degree in national security strategy from the National War College, and a master of science degree in strategic intelligence from the National Intelligence University.