CMS Leadership

Office of Human Capital

Scott Giberson

Acting Director

Rear Admiral (RADM) Scott F. Giberson, is an active duty Commissioned Corps officer assigned to CMS. He is an Assistant U.S. Surgeon General in the Corps and is the Acting Director of the Office of Human Capital at CMS. At CMS, he oversees all training, leadership development, recruitment, retention, facilities, employee services and talent acquisition for CMS. Prior to this, RADM Giberson was the Senior Advisor to the Surgeon General. RADM Giberson also served as the first Director of  ‘Commissioned Corps Headquarters’ from 2011 through 2015. He oversaw the management, operations, policy, recruitment, training, personnel, and deployment of all 6,700 Corps officers worldwide. RADM Giberson was selected as the overall Commander of the Commissioned Corps Ebola Response in West Africa from Sept 2014 through June 2015. 

RADM Giberson served as the Acting Deputy Surgeon General of the U.S. from 2013-2014. He supported the Acting Surgeon General in all duties. Between 2010-2014, RADM Giberson also served as the Chief Professional Officer (CPO), Pharmacy category, leading and supporting over 1200 pharmacists nationwide. RADM Giberson served as the National Coordinator for all nurse and pharmacist Response Teams under the newly-formed Department of Homeland Security in 2001. In 2003, RADM Giberson was then detailed to the Department of Defense in Hawaii for 3 years leading many international health missions for Pacific Command involving more than 23 countries. He maintains dual licensure as a pharmacist and clinician – and was credentialed as a part-time member of an Indian Health Service Family Practice Medical staff for a number of years. RADM Giberson holds a Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy from Temple University, a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts, and a graduate certificate in Health Emergencies in Large Populations.  He received two Honorary Doctorates for his body of work on improving patient and health system delivery and outcomes through inter-professional practice. RADM Giberson was also awarded the Corps’ first-ever Presidential Unit Citation (given to him by President Obama in the Oval Office) for the Corps’ response to Ebola.

Acting Deputy Director: Craig Gillespie