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Robert Dixon Named USACE Little Rock Commander

Col. Robert G. Dixon

Posted on July 19, 2016

Col. Robert G. Dixon was recently named commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock district.

The district has a staff of about 715 employees and is responsible for a $500 million program annually to maintain the Arkansas River and other waterways. The district has 13 locks and dams, 12 multi-purpose lakes, seven hydroelectric power plants and more than a half million acres of public lands and water.

Dixon replaces Col. Courtney W. Paul, who is retiring after 29 years in the U.S. Army.

Army Corps of Engineers includes civil works, military construction, Army and Air Force Medical Service support, environmental stewardship, emergency management and support to other government agencies throughout Arkansas, southern Missouri, across the nation and around the world.

Dixon came to the Little Rock district from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington

Dixon was commissioned in the Army Corps of Engineers in 1993 through the ROTC program at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla., graduating with a bachelor of science degree in physics. He also holds master’s degrees from American Public University in management, from the School of Advanced Military Studies in military art and science and from the Army War College in strategic studies.

Source: Times Record

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