Colonel Herny Dixon, 33rd BCT Commander CSM Timoth E. Beck, 33rd BCT Senior Enlisted Advisor

Colonel Henry Dixon

Colonel Henry Dixon assumed command of the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team in October 2014. He enlisted in the Illinois Army National Guard in July 1987 and commissioned as an Infantry officer from the University of Illinois Reserve Officer Training Corps in May 1989.

Colonel Dixon's previous assignments include the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) deputy commander; Director of strategic plans and policy of the Illinois National Guard; Branch chief, force integration and readiness, Joint Forces Headquarters G-3; the 65th Troop Command Brigade (TCB) executive officer; the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment Commander; Branch chief, internal review and audit, United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO); the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment executive officer; Intelligence officer 66th Brigade; State physical security officer; the 135th Chemical Company Commander; Liaison Officer for the 66th Brigade; State Range officer; Rifle platoon leader and heavy mortar platoon leader with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry and Battalion intelligence officer.

Colonel Dixon has served overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005-2006 and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) from 2008-2009. During OEF, he served as Chief of Staff of Afghanistan Regional Security Integration Command-West.

Colonel Dixon's professional military education includes: Airborne School, Pathfinder School, Infantry Officers' Basic Course, Infantry Officers' Advanced Course, Infantry Mortar Platoon Leader Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College. He holds a Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Illinois and a Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School.

Colonel Dixon's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal ( 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (6 Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Ribbon, Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 campaign stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (M Device), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2), Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, State of Illinois Military Active Duty Ribbon, State of Illinois Military Long and Honorable Service Ribbon (3rd Award), and State of Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon (8th Award). His badges include Combat Infantry, Airborne, and Pathfinder Badges.

As of January 2015

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CSM Timothy E. Beck

Command Sergeant Major Timothy E. Beck is the Senior Enlisted Adviser for the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), Illinois Army National Guard. He leads the noncommissioned officer corps of the brigade and is responsible for all areas impacting the brigade's Soldiers including leadership, training, education, discipline, family, morale and welfare.

CSM Beck enlisted in the Army in July 1976 as a radio operator. He attended basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Basic Airborne School, Ranger School, Pathfinder School at Fort Benning, Georgia; Special Forces Qualification Course, Special Forces Operations/Intelligence Course, Special Forces Jumpmaster Course at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Primary Leadership Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky; Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin; First Sergeants Course at Volk Field, Wisconsin and the Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas.

CSM Beck held various leadership positions throughout his career including radio operator, transmitter section chief, and platoon sergeant  with Signal Company 10th Special Forces Group; Special Forces weapons sergeant, Special Forces intelligence sergeant with Operational Detachment 1224; Special Forces senior operations sergeant with the Operational Detachment 1225; Special Forces company sergeant major with Company B, 1st Battalion, 12th Special Forces Group; company sergeant major with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group; command sergeant major, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force (CJSOTF)- Stabilization Force (SFOR) in Sarajevo, Bosnia/Herzegovina; future plans and operations sergeant major, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A) in Bagram, Afghanistan; advance operational base sergeant major, CJSOTF-A in Mazar-E-Sharif, Afghanistan; command sergeant major for the Regional Corps Advisory Command, 205th Corps Afghan National Army in Kandahar, Afghanistan; and Special Operations Coalition Forces director, CJSOTF- A in Bagram, Afghanistan.

CSM Beck deployed to Afghanistan with the 33rd IBCT as part of Task Force Phoenix in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, completed three combat tours to Afghanistan with the CJSOTF-A and one combat tour to Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Forge.  Prior to his current assignment, CSM Beck was the command sergeant major for the 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry Regiment and sergeant major for Company A, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group.

CSM Beck's awards and decorations include the Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Bronze Star Medal (3rd Award), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Award), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (5th Award), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (5th Award), Good Conduct Medal (2nd Award), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (3rd Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Southwest Asia Campaign Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (4th Award), Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon (5th Award), Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (7th Award), NATO Medal Bosnia, NATO Medal Afghanistan, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Illinois Abraham Lincoln Medal of Freedom (4th Award), State of Illinois Long and Honorable Service Ribbon (2nd Award), Army Superior Unit Award, Joint Meritorious Unit Award and Meritorious Unit Citation.

As of October 2013

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