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Robert W. Mixon, Jr.      

Retired U.S. Army Major General, Founder of Level Five Associates, Best-Selling Author & Leadership Expert

At the time of his retirement from the Army in 2007, 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. Mixon 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 7th Infantry 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.

Mixon 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. In 2014, he co-founded Level Five Associates, a leadership and strategic planning company, which serves companies and organizations across the country. He and his spouse Ruth now live in Melbourne, Florida.

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), Mixon 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, 2018, and 2019 he was selected for the Teaching Excellence Award at SMU. In March 2021, he published his latest book: "Who Saw This Coming? Now What Do We Do?"

Speech Topics

We’re All In: The Journey to a World-Class Culture

Focused on cultural growth

The Big 6 Leadership Principles and How You Can Bring Them to Life

Developing practical leadership tools that work

Finding Your Cows in the Living Room

Seeing yourself and your team as you really are and how to build a roadmap for growth

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