Thomas J. Gibbons, Ed.D.

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Dr. Tom Gibbons, a retired Army Colonel, is currently the Associate Professor of Professional Military Education working for the Associate Provost at the U.S. Naval War College. Prior to assuming this position, he was the Senior Army Advisor and worked in the Joint Military Operations Department. Dr. Gibbons served on active duty in the U.S. Army for 29 years. His teaching interests include leadership and ethics and he teaches the elective course “Foundations of Moral Obligation” to resident students. His research interests include college honor codes, influences on ethical behavior, and assessment in higher education.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Ethics
  • JPME
  • Leadership

Professional Highlights


Senior Army Advisor


Associate Professor


B.S., US Military Academy

M.S., George Washington University

M.A., US Naval War College

Ed.D., Johnson & Wales University

Related Credentials

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Awards and Decorations

Other Honors

Johnson & Wales University Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership 
2007 Clifton J. Boyle Dissertation of the Year Award

Johnson & Wales University 
2011 Honoree of the Alan Shawn Feinstein Graduate School

Johnson & Wales University
2016 Distinguished Alumni Award for Education Achievement

News, Media, & Events


Former Naval War College president passes away

Jan. 19, 2018
News Publication

Current Strategy Forum: Technology, Innovation and Strategy

Jun. 12, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Blue Hair in Gray Zone

Jan. 10, 2018
War on the Rocks
Article Publication

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