Colonel K. Chad Mixon
Garrison Commander Fort Liberty, NC

Colonel K. “Chad” Mixon began his military career in January 1993 as an enlisted infantryman in the 1-325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg (known as Fort Liberty since 2023), NC. In May 2000, he was commissioned as a transportation officer through the Campbell University Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program.
Col. Mixon served in a variety of key leadership positions, including Supply and Services Troop Commander, Squadron Operations Officer, and Squadron Executive Officer in the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), and then as a Logistics Operations Officer in the Deputy Chief of Staff, G4, at Headquarters, Forces Command (FORSCOM). In May 2016, Col. Mixon became the Professor of Military Science at the University of South Carolina (Gamecocks) and then returned to Fort Liberty, NC to serve as the 307th BSB Battalion Commander in 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. Upon completing battalion command, Col. Mixon transitioned to the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) to serve as the J4 Chief of Operations. Col. Mixon’s seven operational deployments in support of the Global War on Terrorism include Operation Iraqi Freedom (4), Operation Enduring Freedom (2), and Operation Inherent Resolve (1). Col. Mixon’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the NATO Medal. He has earned the Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Expert Infantryman’s Badge. Additionally, he is authorized to wear the Canadian, Dutch, and German foreign jump wings. Col. Mixon holds master's degrees from The United States Army War College and North Dakota State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Col. Mixon is married with two children.