Ret. Col. Gregory D. Gadson
Colonel Gregory D. Gadson is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of CulturePop. He is a Chesapeake, Va., native and served our nation in the United States Army for more than 26 years. Commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant of Field Artillery in 1989 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Greg served in every major conflict of the past two decades. Greg’s greatest challenge came in Iraq, where an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack cost him both legs above the knees and normal use of his right arm and hand. Despite this, Gadson remained on active duty in the Army and continued to inspire many with his message of courage, perseverance, determination, and teamwork. He is an accomplished photographer/artist, speaker and actor that remains active in cycling, skiing, skydiving, and scuba. He received the Distinguished Service Medal; Legion of Merit (2); Bronze Stars (3); Purple Heart; Meritorious Service Medal (3); and Army Commendation Medal (3). He is a graduate of Command and General Staff College and holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Webster University, and Policy Management from Georgetown University. He holds an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Webster University.