DIRECTOR AT LARGE - HENDERSON HALL LUNCHEONS (TIM KIBBEN)
Tim Kibben is from Grand Haven, Michigan and was born on 24 June 1958. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business from Grand Valley State University in 1981. Tim entered the United States Marine Corps through the Platoon Leaders’ Class Program on 7 January, 1977. After completing Officers’ Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant on 1 July, 1981.
After The Basic School and the Marine Corps Combat Service Support School, he was assigned to Deployment Support Unit, 2d Supply Battalion, 2d Force Service Support Group in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina where he served as the Supply Officer for Marine Expeditionary Unit Service Support Group-26 (MSSG-26) and Brigade Service Support Group-4 (BSSG-4), the Logistics Officer for Combat Service Support Detachment-27 (CSSD-27), and the Supply Officer for MSSG-22 in support of operations in Beirut, Lebanon.
In 1985, first Lieutenant Kibben was assigned as the Supply Officer for 2d Tank Battalion, 2d Marine Division in Camp Lejeune. After promotion to Captain, he was transferred to Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, Virginia for duty as the Supply Officer and Logistics Officer from 1987-1990.
Captain Kibben was then assigned as the Inspector-Instructor for Headquarters Company, 4th Supply Battalion in Newport News, Virginia, activating his unit for service in support of Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield. Captain Kibben was promoted to Major in 1993 and assigned as the Executive Officer for Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Forces, Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia. Major Kibben closed Camp Elmore, Virginia and relocated Marine Forces, Atlantic Command to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina where he assumed command of Company B, 2d Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Intelligence Group.
In 1995, Major Kibben was assigned as the Chief Instructor and Officer in Charge of the Marine Corps Logistics School at Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Atlantic in Little Creek Virginia. After arranging for the relocation of the Logistics School to Camp Lejeune, Major Kibben returned there for duty with 2d Supply Battalion in 1997 as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer and the Joint Materiel Control Officer for the Standing Joint Task Force. Upon his promotion to Lieutenant Colonel, he was assigned as the Officer in Charge, Intermediate Supply Support Activity, supporting all Marine Forces in the eastern United States and deployed forces in the Marine Forces-Atlantic, -Europe and -South operations areas.
In 2000, Lieutenant Colonel Kibben was assigned to Logistics Plans, Policies and Strategic Mobility division of Headquarters Marine Corps in Washington, D.C. as the Officer in Charge of the Supply Chain Capabilities Team, responsible for all policy and supply chain throughput concepts for the Marine Corps. After 11 September, 2001, Lieutenant Colonel Kibben was also assigned as the senior Marine Corps representative to the Pentagon’s Joint Materiel Priorities and Allocation Board through which critical assets were coordinated in support of Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a plank owner in the Marine Corps’ Logistics Modernization effort, Lieutenant Colonel Kibben was assigned as the Office in Charge of the Logistics Modernization Team-West in Camp Pendleton, California.
Tim retired from the Marine Corps on 1 December, 2006 and is currently employed by Booz Allen Hamilton as a logistics consultant in support of Headquarters Marine Corps Installations and Logistics where he represents the Marines Corps on several Joint, multinational and interagency projects developing future concepts for Joint logistics and operational sustainment planning .
Tim is a graduate of the Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School, Command and Staff College, Advanced Logistics Officer’s Course, and the Marine Corps Logistics Education Program.
Lieutenant Colonel Kibben’s personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the navy Achievement Medal, and the Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal.
Tim is married to the former Margaret Grun of Warrington, Pennsylvania. Margaret is a Rear Admiral in the Navy Chaplain Corps and currently serves as the Chaplain of the Marine Corps. Tim and Margaret have a wonderful 15 year old daughter, Lindsay Elizabeth.