Col. Aaron B. Dixon

Colonel Aaron B. Dixon is the commander of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, consisting of nine kasernes with the mission of integrating and delivering base support to enable the readiness and force projection of permanent and rotational forces for U.S. Army Europe-Africa.

He received his commission as an armor officer through Army ROTC at Colorado School of Mines in 1998. He is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Scout Platoon Leader and Cavalry Leaders courses, Command and General Staff College, and the Combat Advisor Training Course. Col. Dixon also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Colorado State University.

Prior to his arrival to Ansbach, Col. Dixon was a student attending the U.S Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. Previous non-command assignments include service as a Scout platoon leader, Scout troop executive officer (XO), and 3rd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment S1 (personnel), Fort Polk, Louisiana; Division Support Command/2nd Infantry Division (ID) brigade planner, Camp Casey, Korea; 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division (AD) brigade S4 (logistics) Friedberg, Germany; ROTC instructor, S3 (operations) and XO, Colorado State University; 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment (4th Sqn, 4th CAV) S3 attached to 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Kandahar, Afghanistan; 4th Sqn, 4th CAV XO followed by 1st Brigade, 1st ID XO, Fort Riley, Kansas; 1st ID commanding general XO; III Corps commanding general aide-de-camp; and deputy, Commander's Initiatives Group (CIG) for CJTF-Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) in Iraq; G37 training officer, 7th ID in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington (JBLM).

Col. Dixon’s command assignments include: B Company commander, 1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st AD, where he deployed to northern Iraq and then repositioned to Ar Ramadi (2006 Awakening) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF); 1st Squadron 14th Cavalry, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd ID, JBLM, commander; and 3rd Squadron, 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) commander where he helped build the newly authorized unit from scratch. During this assignment, he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel in October 2019. In March 2020, he was directed to assume command of Task Force Southeast in Logar Province, responsible for partnership with provincial governors, Afghan police and an Afghan Army Corps spread across seven provinces.

Col. Dixon's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters (OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with five OLC, Army Commendation Medal with OLC, Army Achievement Medal with an OLC, Navy Unit Commendation, OIF and OIR Campaign Medals with two stars, and Operation Enduring Freedom Campaign Medal with three stars, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge (CAB) and the German Efficiency Badge (Silver).