LTC Marshanna Gipson
1916 Support Battalion Commander
Lieutenant Colonel Marshanna Gipson is a native of Tampa, Florida. She received her commission as a Second Lieutenant from the United States Military Academy in 1995.
LTC Gipson's initial assignments were as a Ground Support Equipment Platoon Leader and CL IX Warehouse Accountable Officer, 588th Maintenance Company; Executive Officer, 133rd Ordnance Missile Maintenance Company; Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment and Battalion S2, with the19th Maintenance Battalion, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Shortly after her promotion to Captain, LTC Gipson was assigned as the Division Supply and Maintenance Officer, G4 ACofS, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Fort Campbell, Kentucky. She later moved across the installation to be the Support Operations Logistics Officer and the Headquarters and Alpha Company Commander, 801st Main Support Battalion, 101st Division Support Command. After relinquishing command in August 2003, she served as the 101st DISCOM General Supply Officer while in Iraq. She was then assigned as the Battalion S1 for 3d Battalion 290th Regiment (CS/CSS), 2nd Brigade, 75th Division, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In August 2007, LTC Gipson returned to Fort Campbell as the S4/J4 for the 101st Sustainment Brigade and 101st Joint Logistics Command, Bagram, Afghanistan. Upon redeployment, LTC Gipson assumed duties as the Support Operations Officer for the 106th Transportation Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade. She then served a year as the Logistics Officer, G4 ACofS, 2nd Infantry Division in Camp Red Cloud, Korea. Following her tour, LTC Gipson relocated to Scott Air Force Base, Illinois in August of 2010 where she served as a Joint Mobility Operations Officer, East Division; Chief, Joint Exercise Branch; Chief, Joint Training Branch, Joint Training and Exercise Division in the Operations and Plans Directorate, USTRANSCOM.
LTC Gipson’s military education includes the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, the Petroleum Officer Course, the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, the Intermediate Level Education Course, and the Joint Professional Military Education II Course. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the United States Military Academy and a Masters in Business Administration from Cameron University.
Her awards and decorations includes the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Award), the Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (2nd Award), the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal and the Air Assault Badge.