Published 3:14 pm Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Chief Sergeant Darrell Hixon

A Retirement ceremony In honor of Chief Sergeant Darrell Hixon; Command Paralegal Manager Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command was held on May 25, 2012 at Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Hixon is the command paralegal manager for Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), for Hurlburt Field. He manages plans and directs training, assignments and development of paralegals and civilian support personnel within AFSOC and acts as principal advisor to the Staff Judge Advocate on all enlisted matters.

He was born in Atmore and entered active duty in 1982. After Air Force Basic Training, he attended the administrative field and technical training school at Keesler AFB, Miss. He retrained into the paralegal career field in 1987.

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Hixon is married to the former Nympha Lisondra. They have five children, Christalline, MaryElaine, Arlyn, Darrell and Ashley. Hixon is the son of Mildred Feldre Lykes “baby sister” and the late Charles Phillip Hixon. He was raised by the late Arthur and Mary Alice Grissett of Atmore. He is the brother of Jeanell (Glenn) Lewis, Annette Frye and Yolanda Lykes, all of Atmore, Jimmy Lykes Jr. of Mobile, Towaka (Anderson) Townsend and Kenneta Lykes of Tuscaloosa.  He is also a 1982 graduate of Escambia County High School.

His assignments included:

Jan 83 – Aug 84, Administrative Assistant, Clark AB, Philipines; Sep 84 – April 87, Administrative Staff Support, Holloman AFB, New Mexico; May 87 – Feb 90, Claims NCO/NCOIC Civil Law, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan; April 90 – Nov 91, Area Defense Administrator, Clark AB, Philipines; Dec 91 – Feb 95, Claims Examiner, Asst. NCOIC Military Justice/Claims, Ramstein AB, Germany; March 95 – Feb 99, NCOIC, International/Operational Law/Claims/Military Justice/Civil Law and Office Training Manager, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan; March 99 – April 02, Law Office Manager, United States Central Comman, MacDill AFB, Florida; May 02 – Aug 04, Law Office Manager, 39th Wing, Incirlik AB, Turkey; Aug 04 – Sep 05, Paralegal Superintendent, Headquarters 16th Air Force, Aviano AB, Italy; Sep 05 – Dec 09, Law Office Superintendent, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem, AB, Germany; Dec 09 – Present, Command Paralegal Manager, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida.
Major Awards and Decorations:
USFAE Paralegal SNCO of the Year 2003 and 2007; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (Fourth Oak Leaf Cluster); Air Force Commendation Medal (Third Leaf Cluster); Joint Service Commendation Medal; Joint Service Achievement Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster); Air Force Achievement Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster); Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award; Air Force Good Conduct Medal (First Silver Oak Leaf Cluster); National Defense Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short (First Oak Leaf Cluster); Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long (Third Oak Leaf Cluster); Air Force Longevity Service (Fourth Oak Leaf Cluster); United States Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon (Second Oak Leaf Cluster); Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (First Oak Leaf Cluster); Air Force Training Ribbon.