David R. Hibner

Director, U.S. Army Geospatial Center

U.S. Army Geospatial Center
Published Sept. 30, 2021
Updated: Oct. 11, 2022

David R. Hibner is the Director of the U.S. Army Geospatial Center (AGC) and U.S. Army Geospatial Research Laboratory (GRL) in Alexandria, Virginia and also serves as the Geospatial Information Officer of the Army. He leads and directs the research, development, and integration of the Army Geospatial Enterprise to enable systems within Programs of Record; lends Geospatial Intelligence expertise to develop and field tools for optimize location data; and provides geospatial products, data, and training for an array of military operations. He is also the Geospatial Research and Engineering Research Development Area’s Senior Executive lead serving as senior technical advisor to ERDC, USACE and Army Activities. Mr. Hibner came to the Army Geospatial Center and the Geospatial Research lab after his retirement from active duty after more than 30 years of service to the Army. His career of service culminated as the Commander of the U.S. Army Geospatial Center. During his career he served as a special assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Army, Executive Officer to the Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Executive Officer to the Commanding General of NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan in addition to command assignments from platoon to brigade level. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Silver Star, and the Purple Heart. Mr. Hibner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Purdue University, a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, a Master of International Business Administration (IMBA) from the University of South Carolina, and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Mr. Hibner and his wife, Patty, have been married for 26 years and have four children: David (25), Katie (23), Matthew (21) and Zachary (14).