Bob Gibbs was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. A retired naval officer, he holds both a B.A. in business management from the University of Washington, and a J.D. from George Mason University. He is a member of the Maryland and the American Bar Associations.
Mr. Gibbs completed the nuclear training pipeline and served at sea onboard the USS DANIEL WEBSTER (BLUE) (SSBN 626), USS HENRY L. STIMSON (GOLD) (SSBN 655), and USS SIMON BOLIVAR (GOLD) (SSBN 641) completing numerous strategic deterrent patrols; and ashore at Nuclear Repair Facilities including the Trident Refit Facility, Bangor, Washington and Naval Reactors Headquarters in Washington DC.
His assignments at Naval Reactors, a joint Department of Energy and Department of Navy program, included; positions in the Office of Resource Management, ultimately serving as Director, Navy Budgets; and selection by Admiral F. L. Bowman to serve as Director, Civilian Programs. While still on active duty, he was selected by Admiral K. H. Donald, to serve as Director, Management and Administration. In that capacity, he was responsible for management, personnel, and support programs and policies; he has led several enterprise-wide initiatives (total force management, succession planning, pay for performance, industrial relations, outreach and enterprise consolidation) to structure the workforce to meet current and future requirements in a challenging and diverse environment across two federal agencies and multiple field offices.
Upon retiring from active duty in 2007, he became a member of the Senior Executive Service. Mr. Gibbs is the recipient of numerous military awards and citations. He currently resides in Southern Maryland with his wife and four children.