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- Lackland AFB, TX - Basic Military Training 1967
- United States Air Force Academy - Bachelor of Science 1972
- United States Air Force Academy Aero Club Flying School - Private Pilot's Certificate 1972
- Medical College of Virginia - Master of Science in Physiology 1978
- St. Louis University -PhD in Physiology 1986
Adjunct Faculty, Anatomy & Physiology, Wayland Baptist University, San Antonio, TX
- Adjunct Faculty, Biology, Texas Lutheran University
- Chief, Hyperbaric Medicine Division USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Human Systems Wing, Brooks AFB, TX
- Senior Research Scientist Hyperbaric Medicine Division/USAF School of Aerospace Medicine/AFI Human Systems Center, Brooks AFB, Texas
- Chief, Hyperbaric Medicine Department/Armstrong Laboratory Human Systems Center, Brooks AFB, Texas
- Senior Research Scientist, Hyperbaric Medicine/Armstrong Laboratory Human Systems Center, Brooks AFB, Texas
- Chief, Crew Technology Division, Crew Systems Directorate, Armstrong Laboratory, Human Systems Center, Brooks AFB, Texas
- Director, Clinical Hyperbaric Investigations and Operations Hyperbaric Medicine Department, Aeromedical Services Directorate USAF Hospital, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
- Adjunct Associate Professor, Community Health Department Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
- Adjunct Faculty, Department of Health, Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio.
- Physiology Instructor, USAF Physician Assistant Baccalaureate Program, 381st Medical Training Squadron, 82nd Medical Training Group, USAF School of Health Care Sciences, Sheppard AFB, Texas.
- Chief, Aerospace Physiology, Air Training Command Aerospace Physiology Training Center, and Executive Staff Member, and Senior BSC Advisor, 323d Medical Group, Mather Air Force Base, California.
- Associate Branch Chief, United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine/Aerospace Physiology Branch, and Assistant Command Coordinator, Air Force Systems Command, United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine/EDB, Brooks Air Force Base, Texas.
- Additional duty as United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine/Interim Branch Chief, Education Methodology (Registrar, Course Development and Testing), USAF School of Aerospace Medicine/EDS, Brooks AFB, Texas.
- Staff Advisor, Academic and Curricular Affairs, Aerospace and Hyperbaric Physiology, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine/EDB, Brooks AFB, Texas.
- Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate Student at the St. Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Physiology, St. Louis, Missouri.
- Chief, Aerospace Physiology Research Branch, Division of Aerospace Pathology, Department of Forensic Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C
- Aerospace Physiologist, Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB, Maryland.
- Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate Student at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.
- Aerospace Physician Extender, USAF Hospital, MacDill AFB, Florida.
- Chief, Aerospace Physiology, USAF Hospital, MacDill AFB, Florida.
- Aerospace Physiologist, USAF Hospital, Randolph AFB, Texas.
Accomplishments, Contributions, Community Service, Awards:
- Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (two Oak Leaf Clusters), US Air Force
- Joint Service Commendation Medal, Department of Defense
- Air Force Commendation Medal, US Air Force
- USAF Outstanding Unit Medal, US Air Force
- USAF Expert Marksmanship Medal with Bronze Star Device, US Air Force
- National Defense Medal, With Bronze Star Device, Department of Defense
- Air Force Association (Life Member)
- Past Aerospace Medical Association (Associate Fellow)
- Past Life Science and Biomedical Engineering Branch, Aerospace Medical Association
- Past Aerospace Physiology Society, Aerospace Medical Association
- John G. Forbes Award from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, for the most outstanding student research in 1977.
- Active Duty Liasion Officer for the United States Air Force Academy, 1978 to 1979.
- USAF Chief Biomedical Scientist, Biomedical Sciences Corps, US Air Force.
- Board Certified in Aerospace Physiology by the Aerospace Medical Association.
- Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) Level III Certification in Systems Engineering.
- Senior Parachutist and Jumpmaster, US Air Force.
- Member, Advisory Editorial Board, Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, 1995-1997.
- Scientific Journal Reviewer/Referee for Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine.
- Member and Secretary-Treasurer, Aerospace Physiology Certification Board, Aerospace Physiology Society, Aerospace Medical Association, 1991 to 1994.
- Chairman, Aerospace Physiology Certification Board, Aerospace Physiology Society, Aerospace Medical Association, 1994 to 1995.
- Member, United States Parachute Association, 1973-1975.
- Senior Parachutist and Jumpmaster, US Air Force.
- Jane's "Who's Who in Aviation and Aerospace," 1983-1984.
- Naval War College (Seminar, Washington, D.C.), With Distinction, June 1981.
- Air War College (Seminar, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH), Outstanding Graduate, June 1993.
- Nominee for the William H. Wilmer Docere Award for singular outstanding contributions to advance educational excellence in Aerospace Medicine, US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, Texas.
- Nominee for the Aerospace Physiology Society's 1994 Fred A. Hitchcock Award for lifetime dedication to excellence in both operational physiology and aerospace physiology research.
- Certified Acquisition Professional Certification Level II in Intermediate Systems Performance, Research, Development, and Engineering, Acquisition Professional Development Program, Department of the Air Force,December 1994.
- Certified Acquisition Professional Certification Level III in Intermediate Systems Performance, Research, Development, and Engineering, Acquisition Professional Development Program, Department of the Air Force, June 1995.
- Air Staff Nominee to the Presidential Commission on Women in the Military, 1992.
Director, Combined Federal Campaign (United Way), USAF Hospital, Randolph AFB, Texas. (Goal achieved for the first time), 1973.
- Vice President, Schertz Softball League, Schertz, Texas, 1973
- Officiated sports on the youth, high school, college and military levels.
- Charter Member, INTERBAY JAYCEES, Tampa, Florida, 1975.
- Member, First Baptist Church of Camp Springs, Maryland; Ordained Deacon, 1979. Member of the Diaconate, 1979-1982. Vice Chairman, Diaconate, 1981. Chairman, Carillon and Sound System Committee, 1980-1981. Adult Bible Student Teacher, 1979-1983. Choir member, 1978-1983. Church Finance Committee, 1982-1983.
- Member, Kirkwood Baptist Church, Kirkwood, Missouri. Member of the Christian Life Committee, 1984-1986. Choir member, 1985-1986. Member of the Hand Bell Choir, 1985-1986.
- Member, First Baptist Church, Schertz, Texas. Choir member, 1972-1974, 1986-1990, 2004-Present. Director, Bus Ministry, 1987-1988. Bible Teacher, College and Career Adults, 1987-1988. Department Director, 5th and 6th Grades Boys and Girls, 1988. Interim Choir Director, Fall, 1988. Director, Hand Bell Choir, 2004-Present. Ambassador for Christ Minister (First Baptist Church) at Autumn Winds Retirement Lodge, Schertz, Texas, 2004-Present.
- 1980, Maryland Fishing Tournament Citation.
- Member, Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA), 1981 to 1990.
- Member, Alexandria Harmonizers, 1981 to 1990. First Place Winner in SPEBSQSA Middle Atlantic District Chorus Contest. 1982 Third Place Medalist in SPEBSQSA International Chorus Contest.
- Senior Director for San Antonio Girls Basketball League [high school league three times yearly] since 1996, and basketball official.
- Member, First Baptist Church, Schertz, Texas, 2002-2007. Choir Member, Sunday School Teacher, Handbell Choir Director 2004-2007.
- Lay Minister, Autumn Winds Retirement Home, 2004-Present, Silvertree Retirement Home, 2007-Present.
- Consultant, USAF T.O. 14D1-2-1, "Personnel Parachutes," 1973.
- Consultant, USAF AFP 160-5, "Physiological Training," 1973.
- Dixon, James P. 1975. "How to Enlarge a Mess-Dress or, Get the Most Out of Your Diet." TAC ATTACK, November, 1975.
- Stein BE and Dixon J. 1976. Effects of cortical cooling on visual and nonvisual superior colliculus cells. Society for Neurosciences 2:1136.
- Dixon J and Stein BE 1977. Receptive field characteristics of visual cells in the superior colliculus of the golden hamster. Society for Neurosciences 3:558.
- Stein BE and Dixon J. 1977. Nociceptive representation in the superior colliculus. Society for Neurosciences 3:578.
- Stein BE and Dixon J. 1978. Superior colliculus cells respond to noxious stimuli. Brain Research 158:65-73.
- Stein BE and Dixon JP. 1979. Properties of superior colliculus neurons in the golden hamster. Journal of Comparative Neurology 183:269-284.
- Dixon JP. 1982. Arterial oxygen saturation at altitude using a nasal cannula. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine 53:1207-1210.
- Spencer JD, Dixon JP, and Wright DS. 1985. Death at high altitude in the hypobaric chamber. Journal of Forensic Sciences 30:243-246.
- Dixon JP and Forrester T. 1985. Extracellular ATP associated with amphibian erythrocytes. (Abstr.) Fed. Proc. 44:1201.
- Dixon JP and Forrester T. 1986. Inhibition of ATP release from frog erythrocytes by probenecid and furosemide. (Abstr.) Fed. Proc. 45:165.
- Neubauer JC, Dixon JP, and Herndon CM. 1988. Fatal pulmonary decompression sickness: A case report. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine 59:1181-1184.
- Dixon JP. 1992. Death from altitude-induced decompression sickness: Major pathophysiological factors. In: Proceedings of the 1990 Hypobaric Decompression Workshop. A.A. Pilmanis, ed. Report Number AL-SR-1992-0005. Armstrong Laboratory, Crew Systems Directorate, Crew Technology Division, Brooks Air Force Base, TX. June 1992, pp. 97-105.
- Dixon JP. 1993. Hyperbaric Medical Care at Wright-Patterson AFB. Medical Service Digest, Vol 44, No. 4, pp. 20-22, Winter Issue.