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FACTSHEET | Oct. 29, 2019

Christie L. Nixon

Minnesota Ambassador

Name: Christie L. Nixon

Hometown:  Minneapolis

E-mail Address:

Business Position:  Retired Army Officer (USAR) and

Retired Firefighter (Minneapolis Fire Department)

Civilian Education:  MS, Fisheries Biology, University of

Minnesota; BS, Fire Science, University of Maryland; BS,

Biology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; BS,

Recreation, Emporia State University.

Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies:  Reserve Organization of America (formerly Reserve Officers Association) (Life Member); Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, Emporia State University Alumni Association (Life Member); University of Arkansas at Little Rock Alumni Association (Life Member); Sierra Club (Life Member), American Legion, Minnesota Boxer Rescue.

Military Retirement Date, Date of Rank, Service:  Sep 2018, Dec 2013, USAR.

Name of Spouse and Children:  Wife- Michelle Nesbitt

Army Reserve Ambassador Christie L. Nixon retired as a Brigadier General with over 36 years of service to the US Army Reserve.  BG(R) Nixon commanded at every grade except 2LT, and her final assignment was Commander, Military Intelligence Readiness Command (Ft. Belvoir, VA).  Other assignments include: Deputy Commanding General, US Army Intelligence and Security Command (Ft. Belvoir, VA); Commander, CENTCOM Army Reserve Element/J2 (Tampa, FL); Human Terrain Team Leader, Joint Task Force 10 (Kandahar, Afghanistan); Commander, 2100th Military Intelligence Group (Dayton, OH); Commander, 2/84th MI BN (mobilized at Ft. Huachuca, AZ); S3, 2/84th MI BN (Ft. McCoy, WI); Commander, 216th Quartermaster Company (Mankato, MN); S4, 134th MI BN (Ft. Snelling, MN); Commander, HHD, 147th MI BN (Ft. Snelling, MN).  She worked as a fisheries biologist for the MN Department of Natural Resources in Waterville, MN for eight years and was a firefighter/EMT for the Minneapolis Fire Department for 16 years, retiring from MFD in 2017.

She is a graduate of the US Army War College, Advanced Joint Professional Military Education Course, Military Intelligence and Quartermaster Advanced Courses, Signal Intelligence Officer Course, Military Police Officer Basic Course and other professional courses.