John R. Dixon
Colonel John R. Dixon was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 10-71, April 1, 1971. His first duty assignment was as Executive Officer, A Co, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Bad Tolz, Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Detachment Commander, B Co, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces, Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Company Commander, 314 Infantry, 2nd Battalion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Detachment Commander, C Co, 1st Battalion, 11th Special Forces, Pedricktown, New Jersey; Company Commander, Training Command, 108th Division, Charlotte, North Carolina; Operations Officer, C Co, 3rd Battalion, 11th Special Forces, Winston Salem, North Carolina; Operations Officer, A Co, 2nd Battalion, 11th Special Forces, Richmond, Virginia; Company Commander, A Co, 2nd Battalion, 11th Special Forces Richmond, Virginia; Assistant Professor of Military Science, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia; Operations Officer, United States Army Central Command, Atlanta, Georgia; Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 12th Special Forces Chicago, Illinois; Battalion Commander, 1st Battalion, 12th Special Forces, Chicago, Illinois; Plans Officer, United States Forces Korea, Yongsan, Korea; Team Chief, War Plans Division, Department Chief of Staff Operations, Washington, D.C.; Strategic Plans Officer, Joint Chiefs of Staff-J5, Washington, D.C. | Colonel Dixon's military awards and decorations include: the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6th Award), Army Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Good Conduct Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 3, Expert Infantry Badge, Master Parachutist, Combat Diver, German and Egyptian Jump Wings, Joint Staff Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge. | Colonel Dixon served as a Managing Partner, Leamas LLP (Financial Analysis) following his retirement.