Air & Missile Defense



Air and Missile Defense is one of the Army’s top modernization priorities and is critical to winning in a fight against a ”Great Power” adversary. The AMD force must retain the ability to defeat the full range of air and missile threats. The Army will achieve its objectives through its AMD modernization strategy – to rapidly integrate and synchronize the requirements development process, acquisition process and resources to deliver AMD capabilities to the warfighter faster.

AMD CFT was established October 2018 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, as one of the six Army Modernization Efforts.


Official Photo of Major General Brian Gibson - Air and Missile Defense - Cross-Functional Team

Major General
Brian W. Gibson

Director, Air and Missile Defense Cross-Functional Team, Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Maj. Gen. Brian W. Gibson was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and entered the active Army in 1992 after graduating from Wheaton College with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, and receiving a commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. He also holds a Master of Arts degree from Webster University in computer resources and information management, and a Master of Arts in national security and strategic studies from the Army War College. His military education includes: the Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic Course, Air Defense Officer Advance Course, Combined Arms Services and Staff School, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and U.S. Army War College.