Brian Gilligan, MBA

Adjunct Faculty

College of Business

Adjunct Professor of Business

CDR Brian Gilligan currently serves as the Commanding Officer (CO) of NR ONI 0682, which is located in Millington, TN. He assumed command of this Unit in December 2014. CDR Gilligan started his career by enlisting in the Navy's Advanced Paygrade Program in 1991. He affiliated with the Navy Reserve as an Intelligence Specialist, 3rd Class. His first assignment was as an Intelligence Analyst with AIC 1472, located at NAS Glenview, IL. In December 1993, he received a Direct Commission as an Ensign.
Over the next several years, CDR Gilligan served in a variety of roles with increasing leadership responsibilities at NR ONI 0972 and NR EUCOM JAC 0366, located at JRISE Fort Sheridan, including Analyst, Quality Control Officer, Team Leader, Production Officer, Training Officer, and Division Chief.
His most recent reserve assignments prior to taking command of ONI 0682 included serving as Executive Officer of the STRATCOM-Intel Unit located at Offutt AFB, NE, from 2013-2014; and as Operations/Production Officer for the Office of Naval Intelligence 1992 Unit, located at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH, from 2010-2013.
CDR Gilligan was mobilized to JAC Molesworth, UK from 2002-2003. He also deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan in 2013. He served as Chief, External Relations, for the Information Engagements Division, International Joint Command, International Security Assistance Force.
He is the recipient of the following personal awards: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Afghan Service Medal, NATO Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medals (3 awards), Global War on Terrorism Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, National Defense Medal (2 awards), Overseas Service Medal, Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon, and Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.


Universities and Degrees

Argosy University, Schaumburg, IL, D.B.A. Candidate, Doctorate of Business Administration, 2010-Present.
Elected to Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society; June 2012.
Devry University, Chicago, IL, MAFM, Master of Accounting and Financial Management; 2008
Loyola University, Chicago, IL, M.S., Human Resources and Industrial Relations (M.S.I.R.); 1997
DePaul University, Chicago, IL, M.B.A.; 1990
Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY, B.A., Government and Politics, Graduated Summa Cum Laude; 1981

Classes Taught

Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Corporate Finance
Auditing Theory and Practice
Fund Development
Board Governance
M.B.A. Capstone Course

Research and Expertise

Human Resources
Board Governance
Professor and academic administrator who combines proven success in the classroom with 20+ years of experience building best-in-class organizations.
Focused leader who has directed high profile programs and initiatives with a record of driving change and bottom line results.
Active in board membership and volunteering efforts; officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve (over 24 years).
Proven cross-functional expertise in:
Strategic& Fiscal Planning
Human Resources Affairs
Program & Project Management
Quality, Efficiency & Performance Improvement
Business Operations & Customer Support
Government, Community & Public Relations
Operations Management
Corporate Accounting & Financial Reporting
Fiscal & Budgetary Responsibilities

Prior Professional and Academic Positions

Student Projects and Advisory
Student Veterans of America, Faculty Advisor, Morton College
Notable Publications Exhibits Performances or Creative Works

Additional Information


Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Wednesday, August 12, 2015, from the Institute of Management Accountants Vice-President and Board Member, Mount Prospect Library Board (April 2011-Present).
Certified Association Executive (CAE), American Society of Association Executives
Certified Meetings Professional (CMP), and Member, Meetings Professional International
Secretary and Board Member, Hunt Club on the Lake Phase I Condominium Association
Member, Association Society of Association Executives
Member, Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges (TATYC)
Member, National Business Education Association (NBEA)
Member, Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
Member, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
Member, Society of Human Resources Professionals
Member, Professional Advisory Board, International Career Institute
Representative for Community Consolidated School District 59, OHare Noise Compatibility Commission
Volunteer, Pillars of Honor
Volunteer, Warrior to Warrior
Associate Member, St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Zacharys Church
Intelligence Officer, 24 years in U.S. Navy Reserve (1991-Present)

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