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Mixon Receives Hagen Leadership Award

Mixon, center, is pictured with his wife, Charlotte, and President ChapmanKeith "Chad" Mixon was presented with the 2008 Hagen Leadership Award at the NDSU graduation reception for the Master of Military Logistics program on May 9, at Seasons at Rose Creek restaurant, Fargo.

The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) presents the award to the Master of Military Logistics student who best represents demonstrated comprehension of logistics and transportation and who served as a role model to others in all areas of academics and professional development. The recipient is chosen by a vote of his or her peers.

The award is named after 1st Lt. Loren Hagen of the Army. Hagen was killed in action and won the Medal of Honor. He was a native of Fargo and was a member of the ROTC at NDSU.

Mixon, a native of Live Oak, FL, is a captain in the U.S. Army. He graduated cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a B.A. in criminal justice in 2000. He received his commission through ROTC at the University of North Carolina where he was named the top Army ROTC cadet. Before entering the Masters of Military Logistics Program at NDSU, he was assigned to Fort McPherson, GA, where he served as commander of headquarters and headquarters detachment, 53rd Transportation Battalion. Since 1993, Mixon has held numerous positions in the U.S. Army including platoon leader, assistant support operations officer and movement control officer. He has also served two one-year tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He has received two Bronze Star medals, an Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and the Expert Infantryman Badge.

Mixon is a member of the second graduating class of the Masters of Military Logistics program, part of the interdisciplinary Transportation and Logistics Program offered by the College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies and coordinated by the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute.

Published in NDSU's staff newsletter
It's Happening at State
Jun. 18, 2008

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