HON Ms. Lillian Anita Dixon

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HON Ms. Lillian Anita Dixon

After 30 years in the U.S. Army, Ms. Dixon continues service to the community by devoting herself to work in Washington, DC and surrounding areas. She is involved with the ROCKS Inc., a non-profit organization, that provides mentorship, scholarship and fellowship to ROTC Cadets, active duty, reserve component, commissioned and warrant officers and senior civilians. Additionally, she enjoys investing in real estate in both Washington, DC and Virginia. Ms. Dixon has a daughter, Brittni Dixon Johnson, son-in-law Landon Johnson and one granddaughter Layla Deryn Johnson. 


Ms. Dixon holds a Master of Business Administration from Averett University; a Master of Science in National Resources Strategy from the Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy; and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Hampton Univ. She received certification through USAID’s Army Congressional Fellowship Program. 


Ms. Dixon entered the Army in 1985 through Hampton University ROTC as an Adjutant General Corps officer. She commanded the Pentagon Operations Company, Fort Myer, Virginia and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Belgium. Early in her career, she was a member of the All Army and Armed Services Basketball Teams. She served for two tours of duty in Croatia and Bosnia- Herzegovina with the 1st Armored Division (Old Ironsides) as the Division Strength Manager and the Deputy G-1. In 2000, she was an Army Congressional Fellow and Military Aide to Congressman J.C. Watts, Jr. – 4th District, Oklahoma. From 2002 – 2004, she commanded the 203d Personnel Services Battalion, U.S. Army Alaska. Following command, she returned to the Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison as Executive Officer, Programs Division and Deputy Chief, House Liaison Division, U.S. House of Representatives. She was the Garrison Commander (Brigade Commander) for the United States Army Basic Combat Training Center of Excellence and Fort Jackson, in Columbia, South Carolina, from 2007 – 2010. She is a combat veteran and served in Baghdad, Iraq as part of United States Forces-Iraq from August 2010 to August 2011. She was the Senior Advisor for Personnel to the Iraqi Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, in the Ministry of Defense. 


MILITARY: Association of the United States Army. 

CIVIC: Member, Board of Directors, The National Board of the ROCKS Inc. (2014-2020); Member, the MilitaryMakers Advisory Committee for the HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive (2020 – present). HistoryMakers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution, committed to preserving, developing and providing easy access to an internationally recognized archival collection of thousands of African American video oral histories. Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated (1984 – present). 


Ms. Dixon’s military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2), Bronze Star Medal for Heroic Meritorious Achievement; Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6), Army Commendation Medal (2), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, the Parachutist Badge and the Horatio Gates Bronze Medal of the U.S. Army Adjutant General Corps. She received the Military Volunteer of the Year Award in 2004–Fairbanks, Alaska. Ms. Dixon’s civilian awards include induction into the Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame 2020. She was selected as ROCK of Year 2015 – The ROCKS Inc. She was awarded The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Founders Medal Award – Ellen Hardin Walworth Medal for Patriotism in 2010. 


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