NSU Army ROTC Commissions Its First Female Infantry Officer

2Lt Taylor Paige Dixon

Northwestern State University’s Army ROTC Demon Regiment made history as the program’s first female Infantry officer was commissioned Thursday, May 11. Second Lieutenant Taylor Paige Dixon is a 2019 Alumna of Shreveport’s Southwood High School where she was the captain of the soccer team and member of the National Honor Society. 

2Lt Dixon performed superbly during her tenure at NSU, earning a three-year national Army ROTC scholarship. She excelled in the classroom, earning a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, Magnum Cum Laude, with a 3.8 grade point average. She was a member of Blue Key Honor Society among other extracurriculars.

In ROTC, she was selected to be commissioned into the active Army and is a distinguished Military Graduate, an honor recognizing the top 20 percent of Army cadets nationwide. She made history at her alma mater, being the first female from NSU’s Army ROTC to be selected for one of the hardest and most sought-after branches in the Army, the Infantry. Second Lieutenant Taylor Paige Dixon will report to the Infantry School at Fort Moore in June for the Infantry Officer’s Basic Course. She will then go on to the Army’s Ranger and Airborne schools before becoming an Infantry platoon leader.

The Natchitoches Parish Journal wishes all the best to 2Lt Dixon as she takes her place in the defense of our nation.