Deputy DNI, National Security Partnerships

Deputy DNI, National Security Partnerships

LTG. Karen H. Gibson

LTG Gibson Leadership

Lieutenant General Karen H. Gibson entered the Army in 1986 as a Distinguished Military Graduate of Purdue University’s ROTC program, commissioning into the Military Intelligence Corps. She currently serves as the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for National Security Partnerships at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.


LTG Gibson has served in a variety of joint and operational intelligence duty assignments in the United States, Middle East, Afghanistan, Africa, and Korea and has commanded at the company, battalion, and brigade levels. She most recently served as Director, J2, U.S. Central Command; Director, CJ2, Combined Joint Task Force-OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE; Deputy Commanding General for U.S. Army Cyber Command’s Joint Force Headquarters; and Director, CJ2, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.


LTG Gibson holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College, and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University. Her military education includes the Military Intelligence Officer’s Basic and Advanced courses, Postgraduate Intelligence Program, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. She is also a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College.


LTG Gibson’s awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star Medal, and various other medals. She is authorized to wear the Parachutist, Air Assault, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification and Army Staff badges.