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Chris Gibson
Chris GibsonRepublican, NYFormer Positions:CongressmanJan 01, 2011 - Jan 01, 2017
Chris Gibson has been the Representative of New York's 19th Congressional district since 2011. Chris grew up in a working class family in Columbia County, in the town of Kinderhook. At 17, Chris enlisted in the New York National Guard and later earned an ROTC Commission at nearby Siena College. The first in his family to go to college, Chris graduated with a B.A. in history. He later earned an M.P.A. and Ph. D. in government from Cornell University and is the author of Securing the State, a book on national security decision making published in 2008.
Over the course of his 24 year Army career, Chris rose to the rank of Colonel and deployed seven times. This included four combat tours to Iraq, and separate deployments to Kosovo, the Southwestern US for a counter drug operation, and most recently just prior to his retirement in Haiti where he commanded the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT) during the opening month of that humanitarian relief operation. The Secretary of the Army awarded the BCT the Superior Unit Award for their actions in Haiti.
Chris earned two Legions of Merit, four Bronze Star Medals, the Purple Heart, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge with Star, the Master Parachutist Badge and the Ranger Tab. For their actions in Mosul in support of the first national election in the new Iraq, his Battalion Task Force earned the Valorous Unit Award. Other key assignments included tours teaching American Politics at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

He supports veterans and the military, of course, fair tax reform and a balanced budget. He supports legislating battling violence against women and will repeal the ACA.

Chris Gibson, US House Representative from NY - Profile