Major General William C. Hix became Deputy Director/Chief of Staff of the Army Capabilities Integration Center on 1 July 2013.
Major General Hix came to Training and Doctrine Command from Afghanistan where he served as Director, Future Operations, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, from 2011 to 2012. Earlier wartime service includes assignments as Commander, Afghan Regional Security Integration Command-South, from 2008 to 2009, with responsibility for developing and advising all Afghan Army and Police forces in southern Afghanistan, Chief of Staff, Combined Security Transition Command, Afghanistan, from 2007 to 2008, and Chief of Strategy, Multi-National Force, Iraq, from 2004 to 2005.
Major General Hix has served in a variety of strategy and planning positions, including as Director for Operational Plans and Joint Force Development, Joint Staff J-7, from 2009 to 2010, Strategy Division Chief, Joint Staff J-5, principal special assistant to Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic, and Supreme Allied Commander, Transformation, and as a staff officer at Combined Forces Command, Korea.
Previous operational assignments include command and staff positions in the 82d Airborne Division, 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), with operational tours spanning peacekeeping missions in the Sinai and the Western Sahara and command in Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Born in Washington, D.C., Major General Hix was commissioned as an infantry officer following graduation from the U.S. Military Academy in 1981. He holds a Masters of Military Art and Science, was a National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University and is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Major General Hix is a master parachutist and has earned the Combat (with Star) and Expert Infantryman Badges, Special Forces and Ranger Tabs, and Military Freefall, Pathfinder and Air Assault Badges. His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Legion of Merit (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Southwest Asia Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, NATO non-Article 5 Medal, and United Nations Medal (MINURSO).