Gilson is a General assigned to NORAD. He is a Vietnam Veteran.
During the events of Airwolf: Season 2 Episode 3 Moffett's Ghost played by Gary Pagett
General Gilson stops by Michael Coldsmith Briggs III, Archangel's, office and asks him if he is testing a stealth aircraft in NORAD's northern quadrant. Archangel denies testing any aircraft, and General Gilson threatens to shoot any test vehicle out of the sky. After what appear to be Russian bombers appear on NORAD's radar, Archangel calls General Gilson and tells him to disregard the radar notifications and that he is indeed testing a stealth vehicle.