Master Sergeant Jason L. Gibson was born in Shenandoah, Iowa. He enlisted into the Marine Corps in February 2002. He graduated as a Private First Class from Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot at San Diego in July 2002. Upon completion of recruit training, he attended Marine Combat Training then proceeded to his MOS school at Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina.
Upon completion, Private First Class Gibson received the Military Occupational Specialty as a 6113, a CH-53 Flight Line Mechanic, he then received orders to Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461. In November 2002, he deployed to the Djibouti, Africa with Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461. During the deployment Lance Corporal Gibson served as a mechanic, aerial observer, and door gunner during Operation Enduring Freedom. He was subsequently meritoriously promoted to the rank of Corporal in September 2003.
In August of 2004, Sergeant Gibson earned the designation of Collateral Duty Inspector. He deployed with Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 to Djibouti, Africa in 2005 and 2006, as a Flight Line Mechanic and Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge. During the deployment he transitioned to Maintenance Control. Upon returning to CONUS Sergeant Gibson was assigned a collateral duty as the Heavy Helicopter Squadrons Color Guard, Color Sergeant and favorably represented the Corps during multiple events within his community.
In 2008, he was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant. In 2008, he would detach and was assigned to Marine Corps Medium Helicopter Squadron 365, New River, North Carolina in direct support of 24th MEU Combat Operations in Afghanistan as a Staff Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge. He participated in the initial airborne assault for Operation Azada Wosa and the follow-on contingency operations while performing the duties of a combat aircrew aerial observer in direct support of operations on Kandahar Air Base, and forward Operation bases in RC-South. During this deployment, Staff Sergeant Gibson would become a full systems Quality Assurance Representative as well as earn his tail gunner qualifications for the GAU-21 on the CH-53E.
In October 2010, Staff Sergeant Gibson received orders to the 9th Marine Corps District Recruiting Command to Recruiting Station Des Moines and was a canvassing recruiter for Recruiting Substation West Omaha. In August of 2011, he became the station commander of RSS West Omaha. In 2013, he would earn the distinction of Staff Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the year for 9th Marine Corps District and Marine Corps Recruiting Command – Western Recruiting Region, he was the runner up for Staff Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge for the entire Marine Corps Recruiting Command.
In 2013, Master Sergeant Gibson lateral moved into the MOS of 8412, as a Career Recruiter. In 2014, Staff Sergeant Gibson was assigned as the Assistant Recruiter Instructor for Recruiting Station Des Moines. January 2015, he assumed the duties as Operations Chief for Recruiting Station Des Moines. In July 2015, he was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant.
From April 2017 to April 2020, Gunnery Sergeant Gibson was slated to Basic Recruiters School where he served as an Instructor, then moved into roles as a Course Chief and Course Head. In September 2019, he earned his current rank of Master Sergeant. He also earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska. In 2020, he was assigned by Marine Corps Recruiting Command to the 8th Marine Corps District Training Team.
Master Sergeant Gibson’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 1 gold stars, Air Medal 3rd Award, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with 2 gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
Master Sergeant Gibson is married to Amber Gibson and has four children.
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