The Officer was commissioned on 28 May 83 in the Administrative Branch of the Indian Air force and has held field appointments such as Station Adjutant in a Signals Unit, Deputy C Adm O of a Wing and a Missile Unit and has had a varied and vast exposure in all facets of activities of an Air Force Station. In all his assignments, Squadron Leader Manoj Kumar Dixit has performed exceedingly well. From 1993 to 1995, the officer served with distinction as SO to AOsC-in-C, SWAC and WAC and the VCAS. He was commended by the CAS in 1995. Since January 1996 the officer has been functioning as the Staff Officer to the Chief of the Air Staff. The officer's performance in undertaking the tasks assigned to him has been of a very high order. The heavy pressure of work and the rigid time frames to be met, did not deter the officer from completing the assigned tasks in a highly meticulous manner. His output of work has always been of the highest order and he has always kept service requirements above personal needs. Squadron Leader Dixit is primarily responsible for all follow up actions of the CAS decisions and directives, day to day functioning of the office and official engagements of the CAS. The officer has collated necessary inputs and coordinated the functioning of the office administration in an excellent manner. His background knowledge and professional competence relating to various issues is praiseworthy. He has displayed, zeal, professional competence and dedication to service which go far beyond the call of normal duty.
For his unstinted dedication and outstanding performance, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Squadron Leader Manoj Kumar Dixit.