(USA, Retired, USMA 1974)
Author, Corporate Executive, Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, and Strategic Planning
At the time of his retirement, Major General (Ret) Robert W. Mixon, Jr. was Commanding General Division West, First Army and Fort Carson Colorado, having previously commanded the 7th Infantry Division. Throughout his career of over 30 years of active service, he commanded armor and cavalry units at every level, to include platoon, company, battalion, and brigade. He commanded L Troop, 3rdSquadron, 11thArmored Cavalry Regiment in Germany; the 2d Squadron, 3rdArmored Cavalry Regiment in Texas; the 1stBrigade, 2d Infantry Division, Republic of Korea; and served as Assistant Division Commander (Support), of the 4thInfantry Division, Texas. Robert also held critical staff positions, including serving as deputy executive assistant to General Colin Powell, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Prior to his assumption of command of the 7thInfantry Division, he led the Army’s Task Force Modularity, an integrated team of highly skilled military and civilian experts chartered with changing the Army’s force design while at war. They accomplished the mission in less than one year, transforming our battlefield formations which allowed the Army to dominate the enemy in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Robert retired from active duty in October of 2007 and transitioned to Magnatag Visible Systems in Macedon, New York as its President. Under his leadership, the company successfully navigated through the worst economic crisis in America since the Great Depression. In 2009, he became Executive Vice President of CDS Monarch, a 501c (3) not for profit based in Webster, New York, providing life and job transition for over 1500 people with developmental disabilities, and he helped found the Warrior Salute Program for Veterans with PTSD and TBI. To date, over 70% of the Veterans entering the Salute program have successfully graduated and are living independently.
Robert served for more than 33 years in the United States Army before co-founding his own leadership development organization. He has over 40 years of combined military and corporate, and not for profit senior leadership experience. Robert has commanded an Army division and served as a senior corporate executive and CEO.
The co-author of Amazon Number 1 best seller, Cows in the Living Room: Developing an Effective Strategic Plan and Sustaining It (2014), and author of Amazon Best New Release We’re All In: The Journey to a World-Class Culture(2017), Robert is an active blogger publishing bi-weekly videos and blogs, and has taught leadership in executive education programs at the Simon Business School, University of Rochester, the Olin Business School of Washington University at St. Louis, and the Cox Business School, Southern Methodist University. In 2016, 2017, and 2018 he was selected for a Teaching Excellence Award at SMU.
MMAS, School of Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth, KS
MMAS, National War College, Washington, D.C.
MA, Rice University, Houston, TX
BS, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
West Point Class of 1974 (Class President)
Various Service Organizations dedicated to supporting Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress and TBI