Hawthorne Army Depot

Photo of Lt. Col. Gregory K. Gibbons COMMANDER
Lt. Col. Gregory K. Gibbons

Lieutenant Colonel Gregory K. Gibbons assumed command of Hawthorne Army Depot on 26 June 2014.

Lt. Col. Gibbons was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was raised in a military family. Upon graduating from Virginia Tech in 1996, he was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps.

Gibbons’ initial assignment in 1997 was as platoon leader and later executive officer, A Company, 123rd Main Support Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Germany. From 1999 to 2000, he served as the executive officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Division Support Command, 1st Armored Division. In 2001, his next assignment was as support operations plans officer and later commander, A Company, 296 Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT), 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash., and Iraq.

Upon return to the U.S., he was assigned to I Corps as the supply and service material officer in the G-4. In 2005, Gibbons was assigned as Detachment executive officer, 2nd Joint Special Operations Air Component, Special Operations Command Pacific, Okinawa, Japan. From 2008 to 2009 he served as Plans Officer, 101st Sustainment Brigade 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division in Afghanistan. His follow on assignment was as the executive officer and support operations officer, Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division, Fort Campbell, Ky., and Afghanistan. In 2012, Gibbons was assigned to the Pentagon as a plans officer in the Strategic Initiatives Group and assistant executive officer to the Assistant Chief of Staff Installation Management, Department of the Army.

His deployments include: Operation Joint Endeavor, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Operation Iraqi Freedom Iraq, and Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines. And he deployed twice to Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.

Gibbons is a graduate of the United States Marine Corps Command and General Staff College and has a Masters in Military Studies from the Marine Corps University.

Awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (1 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal (1 Bronze Star), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, NATO Medal (2 Bronze Stars), Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Ribbon (Numeral 3), Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Parachute Rigger Badge, Ranger Tab and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

Photo of Kirk L. Bausman DEPUTY TO THE COMMANDER
Kirk L. Bausman

Mr. Kirk Bausman assumed duties as Deputy to the Commander on October 15, 2007.

Bausman serves as the Deputy to the Commander at Hawthorne Army Depot. In this position, Bausman serves the commanding officer and is responsible for staff supervision and mission execution.

Prior to his selection as Deputy to the Commander in October 2007, Bausman was Director of Quality Control & Ammunition Operations at the Sierra Army Depot in Herlong, Calif. As such, his duties included oversight of ammunition operations and quality control.

He began his civil service career in 1983 as an Ammunition Specialist at Savanna Army Depot. He remained there until 1985 at which time he transferred to Sierra Army Depot. During his time at Sierra Army Depot, he was designated by NASA as subject matter expert for demilitarization of large rocket mortars.

He spent 22 years at Sierra Army Depot working in various areas such as Planning Production and Control, Inventory, Depot Property, Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Transformation, Quality Engineering Office, Ammunition Operations, and Quality Control. He worked closely with California and Federal offices in conjunction with Sierra Army Depot in obtaining permits for renovation and destruction of weaponry and ammunition. His expertise in the ammunition enterprise was a key factor in Sierra Army Depot remaining open during BRAC actions in 1995 and 2005.

A native of Savanna, Ill., Bausman is a graduate of United Electronics Institute, Des Moines College, Des Moines, Iowa. He obtained his Green Belt certification November 2006 from Technologies Management Partners, LLS.

Bausman has received numerous letters and certificates of appreciation, recognition and commendation. Additionally, he has received the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service.

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