Lieutenant Colonel Jaret T. Fish

Lt. Col. Jaret T. Fish is the Deputy Commander, 403rd Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. It is the largest tenant unit on Keesler AFB, with more than 1,600 reservists and 20 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.  The wing’s mission is to train, equip and employ airlift forces in global support of the nation’s interests. This includes tactical air-land and airdrop of personnel, supplies and equipment, aeromedical evacuation, and agile combat support. In addition, the wing performs the only aerial weather reconnaissance mission in the Department of Defense. 

Lt. Col. Fish graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2004. He has served in key staff and operational positions at the unit, major command, and combatant command levels. Prior to his current position, he served as the 954th Reserve Support Squadron Operations Officer at U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. 

He is a command pilot with more than 4,500 hours in five aircraft.

2004 Bachelor of Science in Biology, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.
2004 Aerospace Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2010 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2010 Master of Business Administration, Trident University International, Cypress, Calif.
2013 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2023 Army War College Master of Strategic Studies, Distinguished Graduate, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
1.  August 2004 – April 2005, Scheduling Officer, 509th Operations Support Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.
2.  April 2005 – May 2006, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Columbus AFB, Miss.
3.  May 2006 – May 2009, C-21 Flight Examiner Aircraft Commander, Standardization and Evaluations Officer, 458th Airlift Squadron, Scott AFB, Ill.
4. May 2009 – November 2012, KC-10 Flight Examiner Aircraft Commander, Flight Commander, 6th Air Refueling Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
5. November 2012 – February 2014, KC-10 Formal Training Unit Instructor Pilot, 60th Operational Support Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
6. February 2014 – June 2015, Chief Special Mission Basing, Air Mobility Command Directorate of Plans, Programs, and Requirements, Scott AFB, Ill.
7. June 2015 – March 2017, Action Officer, AMC Commanders Action Group, Scott AFB, Ill.
8. March 2017 – January 2023, C-40C Flight Examiner Aircraft Commander, Operations Officer, 932nd Operations Support Flight, Scott AFB, Ill.
9. February 2023 – March 2024, Operations Officer, 954th RSS, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
10. March 2024 – present, Deputy Commander, 403rd Wing, Keesler AFB, Miss.
Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: more than 4,500
Aircraft flown: T-37B, T-1A, c-21A, KC-10A, and C-40C
Meritorious Service Medal with three devices
Air Medal with one device
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with three devices
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with one device
Second Lieutenant June 2, 2004
First Lieutenant June 1, 2006
Captain June 1, 2008
Major Aug. 1, 2014                             
Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 19, 2019


(Current as of March 2024)