Command Sergeant Major Phillip L. Dixon
Command Sergeant Major Phillip L. Dixon joined the Army through the delayed entry program in October 1985 attending Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He has served in a myriad of positions to include Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Training NCO, Personnel Sergeant, Drill Instructor, MACOM Equal Opportunity Advisor, Senior Operations Sergeant, First Sergeant, ASSC Inspector General Sergeant Major, and Battalion Command Sergeant Major. Command Sergeant Major Dixon completed his Bachelor’s Degree at Columbia University and Master’s Degree from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri.
Previous assignments include Headquarters, 7th Special Forces Group(Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina (*Operations NCO); D-4-10 Basic Combat Training Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (*Drill Sergeant); United Nations Combined Forces Command Korea (*C/J/G3 Operations NCOIC); U.S. Army Information Systems Software Center, Washington, D.C. (*Chief, Administrative NCOIC); U.S. Army Information Systems Software Center, Fort Belvoir, VA (*PSNCOIC); U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army ~ Heidelberg, Germany (*MACOM EOA); Headquarters, Third Infantry Division (Mechanized), 3d Brigade, Fort Stewart, Georgia (*Senior Operations Sergeant/Detachment Sergeant); Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Garrison Headquarters Command, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia (*First Sergeant); Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Third Soldier Support Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia (*First Sergeant); U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas (*Student – CLS #57); Headquarters, V Corps, Heidelberg, Germany (*HQ, V Corps IG Sergeant Major); U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army ~ Heidelberg, Germany (*USAREUR/7A IG Sergeant Major); 30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception), Fort Benning, Georgia (*Battalion Command Sergeant Major); and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) Battalion, Casteau, Belgium (*Battalion Command Sergeant Major).
Command Sergeant Major Dixon's military education includes the U.S. Army Airborne School, Fort Benning, Georgia; U.S. Army Military District of Washington Air Assault School, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; U.S. Army Drill Sergeant's School, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Patrick AFB, Florida; U.S. Army Inspector General’s Course, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Command Sergeants Major Course, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; U.S. Army Sergeants Major Course (Class #57), Fort Bliss, Texas; U.S. Army Battle Staff Course, Fort Bliss, Texas; U.S. Army First Sergeant's Course, Fort Bliss, Texas; U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute Advanced Noncommissioned Officer's Course, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; U.S. Army Soldier Support Center Basic Noncommissioned Officer's Course, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana; XVIIIth Airborne Corps Primary Leadership Development Course, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Canadian Parachute Infantry Regiment Airborne School, Ottawa Canadian Forces Base, Canada; Honduran Parachutist Academy and School, Tamara F.M., Honduras.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), Presidential Unit Citation Award, Meritorious Unit Citation Award, Good Conduct Medal (9th Award), National Defense Service Medal (w/Bronze Star), Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal, Noncommissioned Officer's Professional Development Ribbon (w/#4), Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon (w/#6); Badges authorized for wear is the U.S. Army Combat Action Badge, U.S. Army Airborne Badge, U.S. Army Air Assault Badge, U.S. Army Drill Sergeant's Badge, Canadian Forces Airborne Badge, Honduran Forces Airborne Badge, and the German Schutzenschnur Qualification Badge (Gold).