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Brigadier General Rodney J. Fischer

Deputy Commanding General

BG Rodney J. Fischer enlisted in the Army in 1985. He served two years as an enlisted Soldier before being accepted into the West Point Preparatory School at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. Upon completion of the school, he was accepted to the United States Military Academy in 1988. BG Fischer graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Signal Corps. Upon completion of the Signal Officer Basic Course, he was assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado, where he had a variety of staff and leadership positions in the 124th Signal Battalion, 2-77 Armor Battalion and 1-68 Armor Battalion. In 1995, he deployed to Kuwait with 3rd Brigade Combat Team as part of Operation Intrinsic Action.

After a break in service, BG Fischer joined the United States Army Reserve in 2002 and served a Wideband SATCOM Operations Manager with USSTRATCOM, a Network Planner with USNORTHCOM, and as a Commercial Imagery Team (CIT) Leader and Operations officer with 1st Space Brigade. In 2008, BG Fischer led the deployment of the CIT to the Middle East in support of CENTCOM operations. Upon promotion to LTC in 2009, BG Fischer transferred to the 75th Training Command (TC) in Denver where he served as a Battalion Chief Observer Controller/Trainer. In Sept of 2011, BG Fischer took command of the 2d Battalion, 356th Regiment (LS) at Fort. Carson, CO, where his unit provided direct logistical support and field level maintenance support to the 402nd FA BDE, and the 5th AR BDE at the Fort Bliss Mobilization Center. Upon completion of Battalion command and selection for promotion to Colonel, BG Fischer returned to the 75th TC as an Exercise Branch Chief.

In 2017, BG Fischer was assigned as the G-3/7 Chief of Operations for 85th Army Reserve Support Command, whose nine Brigade Support Elements and 46 Army Reserve Battalions, under the operational control of First Army Brigades, are tasked with validating US Army Reserve Soldier readiness. Later in October of 2017, he was selected for and assumed command of the 650th Regional Support Group (RSG) out of Sloan, NV. BG Fischer commanded the 650th RSG until his selection to be promoted to BG and to assume the 80th Training Command (TASS) Deputy Commanding General position.

BG Fischer resides in Colorado Springs, CO with his wife, Julie, and their two children, Reagan and Madison. In his civilian position, BG Fischer works for the Department of the Army on the U.S. Army plans to integrate Space capabilities into future warfighting concepts.