Ron Fisher, Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired)

J. Ronald FisherJames Ronald Fisher is an honors graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a retired Navy captain, and the founder and executive director of  Additionally, he is an engineer, businessman, church and community leader, and civil rights advocate.  Fisher’s 30 years of military service includes 15 nuclear submarine patrols during the Cold and Vietnam Wars. Also, he managed the overhaul and repair of nuclear submarines and inspections of almost every major naval command as the assistant Naval inspector general for logistics on the staff of the Secretary of the Navy/Chief of Naval Operations. His Navy work also included collateral duties as a prosecutor, defense counsel and summary court martial officer. His Navy awards include the Legion of Merit.

As a civilian, he worked at two engineering services firms. He founded and led the Defense Fire Protection Association to improve the safety and survivability of U.S. military forces. Also, he founded and led the Veterans Sales and Services Corporation (VetSS), which specialized in hiring disabled veterans. His web site has, among other things, plans to end United States wars and occupation, put more Americans to work and reform financial systems. In politics, he was chairman of the Northern Virginia Presidential primary campaign for his classmate John McCain in 2000, and held the same post in 2008 for Dennis Kucinich. He was first in his class in Submarine, Nuclear Power and Basic Engineering Duty Officer Schools and is the author of numerous research papers.