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Commanding General

Brigadier General
Richard B. Dix

BG Richard B. Dix assumed the duties of Commanding General of the Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command and Joint Munitions Command on 20 Jun 16. The JM&L LCMC executes integrated life cycle management and provides ready, reliable, and lethal munitions at the right place, at the right time, at the right cost.

With more than 25 years of service in the Armed Forces, BG Dix has served the Nation, as a leader at every level. He is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Armor Officer Basic Course in 1987. After graduation, he served as Tank Platoon Leader, A Company, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor, 24th Infantry Division. He later served as the Executive Officer for A Company, Headquarters Command, 224th Forward Support Battalion during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. BG Dix deployed to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; where he served as the BDE S-4 FWD during Operation Desert Defiance. Upon redeployment, he served as the Chief of Supply and Services 32nd ADCOM G-4. BG Dix later served in Germany in the 21st Theater Support Command (TSC). He also served as the Deputy Chief of Plans and Exercises G-3, 21st TSC, Group S-3, 29th Support Group (SG), Support Operations Officer 200th Materiel Management Center, Brigade Executive Officer 29th SG. He also served in Germany as the 29th SG Rear Group Commander during the unit’s successful deployment as the Joint Logistics Command (JLC) for Combined Joint Task Force-76 (CJTF-76), Afghanistan Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF VI). BG Dix served as the 3-401st Army Field Support Battalion Commander from Feb 06 to Jun 07, Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF VII). From Jul 07 to Jun 08, BG Dix served as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, Army Materiel Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. From Jul 09 to Jul 10, BG Dix commanded the 401st Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB) in Bagram, Afghanistan. From Jul 10 to Jul 12, he served as the Chief of Staff for the Army Sustainment Command. BG Dix served as the Executive Officer and the Director of Strategy and Integration G-45/7 for the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, G-4, from Jul 12 to May 14. He comes to JMC after having served as Commander of the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution since May 14.

BG Dix graduated from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he also received a Master of Arts in Procurement and Acquisition Management from Webster University. He is a 2009 graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. In 1987, he graduated from South Carolina State University’s Army ROTC Program (Distinguished Military Graduate) with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing.

His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (2 Oak Leaf Clusters); Bronze Star; Meritorious Service Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters); NATO Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terror Service/Expeditionary Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Southwest Asia Service Medal; Kuwait Liberation Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster).