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Douglas Gilbert

Tennessee Ambassador

Name: Douglas B. Gilbert

Hometown:  Nashville

E-mail Address:


Business Position:  Legislative Research Analyst, State of Tennessee House of Representatives, Business and Utilities Committee


Civilian Education:  Bachelor of Science – Political Science – Middle Tennessee State University; Masters of Public Administration – Middle Tennessee State University; PhD, work in progress, Argosy University                                                                                                           


Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies:  Middle Tennessee ESGR, 101st Airborne Association, Reserve Officer Association, Middle Tennessee Military Affairs Committee, Military Officers Association of America


Military Retirement Date, Rank, Service:  March 2012, Lieutenant Colonel, Army Reserve


Name of Spouse and Children:  Spouse - Malinda, Children – David, Claire


Army Reserve Ambassador Douglas Gilbert retired as a Lieutenant Colonel with 29 years of service in the United States Army, Army Reserve and Tennessee Army National Guard.  He served in various commands during his military career, including the U.S. Army Accessions Command, 2135th Army Reserve Area Support Group, 125th Army Reserve Command and the 314th Public Affairs Detachment.


He is a graduate of the U.S. Command and General Staff College, National Defense University and Public Affairs School. 


Since retiring from the Army Reserve, he actively serves as a Research Analyst for the Tennessee House of Representatives, providing him the unique perspective on a myriad of topics directly and indirectly impacting the Army Reserve in Tennessee.