For Secretary, Dixon Hicks
Dixon Hicks served 29 years in the U.S. Navy Submarine Force during which he held major command of USS OHIO (SSGN-726) out of Bangor receiving a Meritorious Unit Commendation for multiple deployed operations. He also commanded USS TOPEKA (SSN-754) out of San Diego and USS PORTSMOUTH (SSN-707) in Norfolk. He served as XO on USS OHIO (SSBN 726) in Bangor, Navigator and Operations Officer on USS BUFFALO (SSN 715) in Pearl, and was a junior officer on USS SALT LAKE CITY (SSN 716) in San Diego. While at sea, he completed 9 deployments, three strategic patrols, and 14 missions. His shore experience includes tours on the staffs of OPNAV N97, ASN FM&C, COMSUBRON ELEVEN, and TWO as well as OSD and the Joint Staff (J8).
He is currently the Executive Vice President at ELECTROMET Corporation. He joined ELECTROMET in 2017 C&A in 2014 after retiring from the Navy and is responsible for providing Strategic and Operational Leadership at ELECTROMET under the President to include Strategic Development, Company Growth, Corporate Leadership, Personnel Management, and Relations with Customers to support ELECTROMET’s Vision and Mission. Develop and implement effective strategies and solutions to meet the various business challenges to include organizational growth, staffing, structure, and direction. Coordinate all operational aspects and functions to include planning, directing, and managing the operational functions within the company. Initiate, explore, analyze, and propose business opportunities for new products, capabilities, and acquisitions to further the growth goals of ELECTROMET..
He holds a Master’s degree in Financial Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, Graduate Certificate in Information Policy and Administration from George Mason University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology receiving his commission through the NROTC program.
He and his wife reside in Centreville, Virginia. They have a son and a daughter.