Fleet Logistics Support Squadron
NAS North Island
CDR 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, CDR 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, CDR Fischer reported to the “Providers” of VRC-30 for his first sea tour. During the next 4 years, he deployed with the USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) Strike Group and the USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) 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, CDR 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, CDR Fischer reverted back to flying C-2’s and in June of 2004, served as the Detachment Office in Charge for the USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) “around the horn” deployment.
In August of 2005, CDR Fischer joined the “Rawhides” of VRC-40 for his Department Head tour. He deployed with the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) as the Detachment Three Officer in Charge. CDR Fischer also served as the Safety Officer, Operations Officer and Maintenance Officer.
Following his Department Head tour, CDR 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. CDR Fischer was responsible for the Commanding General’s daily battle rhythm as well as all short and long range operational and travel planning. CDR Fischer has 2600 hours in the C-2A and over 300 carrier arrested landings. He has received numerous personal, command and service commendations.