Siena College

Major General Greene


Major General Greene is the Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology). He is responsible to the Army Acquisition Executive for providing acquisition oversight of Army systems and acquisition reform initiatives.

Before his current assignment Major General Greene was assigned as the Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors. In that position, he led the organization responsible for research, development, acquisition, and life cycle management of the Army intelligence, electronic warfare and sensor systems. Prior to his assignment at PEO IEW&S, Major General Greene was assigned as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Deputy Commanding General and Senior Commander of the Soldiers System Center, Natick, MA.

Major General Greene previously served as the Director of Material in the Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs, G8, Headquarters, Department of the Army where he was responsible for the resourcing and fielding of the Army's major items of equipment. He also served in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology as the Battle Command Division Chief. Before serving in the Pentagon, he spent four years as the U.S. Army's Project Manager, Battle Command.

Major General Greene’s other assignments include: Assistant Director, Directorate for Combat Developments, U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Product Manager, Aerial Common Sensor at Fort Monmouth, NJ; Division Chief in the TRADOC Systems Manager, Engineer Combat Systems Office at the U.S. Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood; staff officer and materials engineer with the Army Aviation and Troop Command, St. Louis, MO; Brigade Engineer and Company Commander, V Corps, Federal Republic of Germany; assignments with the Corps of Engineers as Resident Engineer, Athens Greece and Project Engineer, Istanbul, Turkey; and Company Executive Officer, Platoon Leader and Battalion Staff Officer, Fort Polk, LA.

Major General Greene is a native of upstate New York. He received his commission as an Engineer Officer following his graduation from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1980. Major General Greene holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in Materials Science as well as masters degrees in engineering from both Rensselaer and Southern California. He also holds a Masters of Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

His military education includes the Army War College, the Advanced Program Management Course at the Defense Systems Management College, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses. His awards include the Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with a silver cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Superior Unit Award.

Chaplain (Major General) Donald L. Rutherford

MG US ARMY, Chaplain

Chaplain Donald L. Rutherford is a native of Kinderhook, New York. Ordained as a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany in 1981, he served as Associate Pastor of St Gabriel’s Church in Schenectady, New York; as Roman Catholic Chaplain of Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, New York; and as Parochial Vicar of St Mary’s Parish, Oneonta, New York.

In 1977, he received his commission through The State University of New York at Albany ROTC Program where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Sociology. He received an educational delay from active duty in order to attend St Bernard’s Seminary of the University of Rochester, New York where he was awarded a Master of Divinity degree in 1981. In addition, in 2000 he was awarded a Master in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.

Chaplain Rutherford became the 23d Chief of Chaplains, United States Army, on July 7, 2011. His previous Chaplain assignments include serving as the 22d Deputy Chief of Chaplains, United States Army, at the Pentagon in Washington DC; Command Chaplain United States Army Europe and 7th Army, Heidelberg, Germany; Command Chaplain Multi-National Corps Iraq, Camp Victory, Baghdad Iraq; XVIII Airborne Corps Chaplain, Fort Bragg North Carolina; Installation Staff Chaplain, United States Army War College and Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Community Chaplain and the 235th Base Support Chaplain, Ansbach, Germany; Division Staff Chaplain, 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Georgia; Senior Chaplain Recruiter, Office of the Chief of Chaplains, Washington, D.C.; Deputy Division Chaplain and Division Artillery Chaplain, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Upon ordination, Chaplain Rutherford served in the Army Reserve with the 364th General Hospital until 1990 when he entered active duty.

His military education includes the Chaplain Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Airborne Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Command and General Staff College, the Division and Installation Chaplain Courses, and the United States Army War College.

Chaplain Rutherford has served in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Hurricane Andrew Relief, Operation Desert Thunder, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

His military awards include the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the South West Asia Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Army Superior Unit Award, the Saudi Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medal, the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, the Army Staff Identification Badge, the Combat Action Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.

Colonel Chris Gibson


As he assumes command of the Falcons, Colonel Chris Gibson is beginning his third tour with the 82nd Airborne Division, having served earlier as a Rifle Company Commander in the 504th PIR and Battalion Commander of the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment.  He most recently served as the G3 of the 25th Infantry Division and Multi-National Division-North Iraq. Earlier in his career Colonel Gibson was a Battalion and Brigade Executive Officer with the 10th Mountain Division and Rifle and Mortar Platoon Leader and Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General of the Berlin Brigade. 


Colonel Gibson is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War, the NATO Peacekeeping mission to Kosovo, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.  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.  


Colonel Gibson has also served as an Assistant Professor of American Politics with the Department of Social Sciences at West Point, a Congressional Fellow, and Hoover National Security Fellow at Stanford University for which he received War College credit. He was the Distinguished Honor Graduate of his CGSC class and holds a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University.  He is the author ofSecuring the State, a book published by Ashgate in February 2008. 


Among his personal awards and decorations are: the Legion of Merit, four awards of the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge with Star, the Ranger Tab, and the Senior Parachutist Badge. 


Colonel Gibson and his wife Mary Jo have three children: Kathleen (10), Margaret (9), and Connor (6).

Mike Anderson

European Command's Strategic Outreach Coordinator

Mike Anderson is the European Command’s Strategic Outreach Coordinator. In that capacity he seeks to collaborate with  U.S. Interagency Departments, academia, allies, and the private sector to better execute the Command’s mission. Based in Stuttgart, Germany, he assumed his duties following two years as the Command’s Inspector General; an extension of the “eyes, ears, and conscience” of the European Command (EUCOM) Commander. Mike Anderson retired with the rank of Colonel from the Army in August 2008 after 30 years service.

During his Army career, he served for 24 years as an Army European Foreign Area Officer proficient in German and possessing an understanding of Danish.  He has more than twenty years experience in Europe, with five assignments in Germany, including the US Embassy in Bonn, service in Denmark as Attaché at the US Embassy Copenhagen, two tours in the Netherlands, including Deputy G5 of III US Corps (Forward) and most recent duty as the EUCOM Director, Europe Division, J5 Plans and Policy Directorate .  Mr. Anderson served on peacekeeping deployments to Croatia and Hungary in the mid 1990’s in support of the United Nations and NATO.

Among his previous assignments, Mike Anderson commanded in the 5th Infantry Division, been an Aide-de-Camp in Germany, a Battalion Executive Officer in the Netherlands, and a Deputy Brigade Commander in both Germany and Hungary.  Staff assignments included managing US Army relations with Israel, the Civil-Military Officer for US Army Europe’s Theater Support Command, and duty as the Deputy Executive Officer to the Commander of Training and Doctrine Command.

His military awards and decorations include two Defense Superior Service Medals, the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the Parachutist Badge.

Colonel (Retired) Anderson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) in Political Science from Siena College, New York, and a Master’s Degree in International Relations with an emphasis in European Security, from Columbia University in New York City.

His military education includes the Army General Staff College, the Foreign Area Officer Program, the Joint Military Attaché School, the NATO Staff Officer Course, the Defense Language Institute (German), the US State Department Foreign Service Institute (Danish), the Harvard University US-Russia Executive Security Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies Senior Executive Seminar and the Combatant Command/Joint Inspector General course.

Mike Anderson’s wife, Katja, is a teacher in German, French, and History.  They are most proud of their two young children; a daughter, Natasha (14), and a son, Maurice (7).

Colonel John V. Christian

US ARMY Delta Force

Colonel John V. Christian assumed duties as the Director of US Army Special Operations Command’s Compartmented Element on 12 September 2006.  In his previous assignment he was assigned to 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D) better known as “Delta Force” from 2002 to 2006 and previously from 1995 to 1999.  Colonel Christian was commissioned as a second lieutenant of Infantry from Siena College in 1982.  Throughout his career he has served in operational assignments in Italy, the Philippines, and the United States.  He has multiple combat tours in Iraq, and in other locations.  He has commanded at every level from platoon through brigade sized task force.

His principal staff assignments have been as USASOC ACE Director, Chief of Staff for Reconciliation, Multi-National Forces-Iraq, Operations Officer for Task Force 20 (Iraq), and Chief, Army Programs, JUSMAG Philippines.

He commanded a Joint and Combined Task Force in Iraq, various commands in 1st SFOD-D, an airborne company in Vicenza Italy, a ranger training company, and a recruiting company.

He and his wife, Martha, have two sons, Michael and Matthew.