Colonel Erik S. Fisher, USAF, joined the National War College as military faculty in July 2023. He was previously the Commander of the 379th Expeditionary Operations Group at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Colonel Fisher received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 2002. He holds three Master of Art degrees from the University of Massachusetts (2007, Business Administration), the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (2014, Counseling and Leadership Development), and the National War College (2020, National Security Strategy) as a distinguished graduate.
Colonel Fisher commanded twice at the squadron level—the 21st Airlift Squadron (Travis Air Force Base, California) and Cadet Squadron 13 (U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado). His staff experience includes assignments at The Joint Staff (Directorate of Logistics, J-4) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Undersecretary for Policy). He is a weapons officer and command pilot with over 4,000 total hours (800 combat hours) in the C-17, KC-135, RC-135, T-1, T-37, and TG-16 aircraft.
FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE: Air Mobility, Logistics, Detainee Policy, Leadership Development
REGIONAL EXPERTISE: Middle East (Arabian Peninsula), United Kingdom