Naval Support Activity Crane has a new Crane Army Ammunition Activity Commander.

Colonel Robert “Joe” Dixon took the reins as the 16th Commander of the CAAA on June 20th during a ceremony overlooking NSA Crane’s Lake Greenwood.

Dixon replaces Colonel Linwood Clark, who recently left for the Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Programs job at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

Brigadier General Kevin O’Connell, who was the guest speaker for the ceremony, says Dixon was the right fit for the job, citing Dixon’s background in logistics.

Among Dixon’s previous assignments are serving in Saudi Arabia, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Afghanistan, Iraq, and MacDill Air Force Base in Florida.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Indiana University in Bloomington. He also holds a Master of Military Arts and Science degree from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College as well as a Master of Science in Management from Troy State University in Alabama.

He also completed the Army Material Command’s Depot and Arsenal Executive Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina.