Brigadier General Daniel H. Hibner commissioned in 1993 from Kemper Military College. During his 29 years as a commissioned officer, he served in numerous command and staff positions in the United States and the Middle East and currently serves as the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division.
Brigadier General Hibner joined the South Atlantic Division from Fort Leonard Wood, where he served as the Commandant of the U.S. Army Engineer School. Prior to his assignment as Commandant, Brigadier General Hibner commanded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District from 2018 to 2021. He has held various leadership positions from platoon to brigade and has deployed once in support of Operation Joint Guardian in Kosovo, four combat tours to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and one deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Other previous assignments include Levant Branch Chief for the Plans and Policy Directorate, U.S. Central Command; participation in the Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS) Senior Service College, Norfolk, Virginia; Chief of Plans for the 4th Infantry Division; Commander of the 4th Engineer Battalion during Operation Enduring Freedom; Deputy Chief of Staff for the 4th Infantry Division; Operations Officer for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division; Operations Officer for 1-8 Infantry Combined Arms Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team; Plans Officer for the 4th Infantry Division in Iraq; completion of Command and General Staff College and the Advanced Military Studies Program (SAMS), Emergency Operations Center Chief, District Executive Officer, Project Engineer, Construction Manager, and the Fallujah Resident Office Officer in Charge of Reconstruction for the New Orleans District; Assistant Brigade Engineer and Battalion Adjutant during Operation Joint Guardian in Kosovo; Company Commander of Alpha Company, in 11th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division which included a deployment to Iraq for the invasion in January 2003; and Platoon Leader and Battalion Maintenance Officer in the 65th Engineer Battalion. Brigadier General Hibner served in the U.S. Army Reserves as an infantry officer for three years before transitioning to active duty as an engineer officer.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Purdue University, a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, a Master of Military Arts and Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies, a Master of Science in Campaign Planning and Strategy from the National Defense University and is a Project Management Professional. His awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Badge, Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and is also the recipient of the Army Engineer Association’s Bronze and Silver Order of the de Fleury Medal.