CAPT John “Fish” Fischer a native of Alexandria, Virginia, graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1994 with Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
In April of 1995, CAPT Fischer transferred to Pensacola Florida to begin flight training after temporary duty as an officer recruiter in Columbia, South Carolina. He earned his wings of gold in April of 1997 and continued with Fleet Replacement Training in Norfolk Virginia, on the C-2 Greyhound. Following FRS training, CAPT Fischer reported to the “Providers” of VRC-30 for his first sea tour. During the next 4 years, he deployed with the JOHN C. STENNIS Strike Group and the CARL VINSON Strike Group. He served as the squadron NATOPS officer, legal officer, public affairs officer as well detachment division officer, quality assurance officer and operations officer.
After completion of sea duty in February of 2002, CAPT Fischer transferred to VRC-30’s shore component to serve as an FRS instructor on the C-12 B/F. Due to the sundown of CONUS based C-12s, he reverted back to flying C-2’s and in June of 2004, served as the Detachment Office in Charge for the USS RONALD REAGAN “around the horn” deployment.
In August of 2005, CAPT Fischer joined the “Rawhides” of VRC-40 for his Department Head tour. He deployed with DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER as the Detachment Three Officer in Charge. He also served as the squadron Safety Officer, Operations Officer and Maintenance Officer.
Following his Department Head tour, CAPT Fischer reported to Joint Task Force Civil Support, Fort Monroe Virginia, for joint duty. From January of 2008 to January of 2011, he served as the Executive Assistant and Aide de Camp to the Commander. CAPT Fischer was responsible for the Commanding General’s daily battle rhythm as well as all short and long range operational and travel planning.
From June of 2011 to January of 2014, CAPT Fischer served as the Executive and then Commanding Officer of Fleet Logistics Squadron Three Zero (VRC-30). During his tenure he ensured the “Providers” were you ready to meet all operational and training tasking including numerous Western Pacific and Persian Gulf Deployments.
CAPT Fischer then served as the Air Officer on both RONALD REAGAN and GEORGE WASHINGTON during the historic “three hull swap” between RONALD REAGAN, GEORGE WASHINGTON, and THEODORE ROOSEVELT. Following the Air Boss tour, he was assigned as the Force Safety Officer for Commander, Naval Air Forces.
CAPT Fischer has 2400 hours in the C-2A and over 300 carrier arrested landings. He has received numerous personal, command and service commendations.