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Capt. Dennis Fish
Capt. Fish was born Jan. 24, 1936, in Fort Madison, Iowa. His family relocated to Warwick, R.I. before he entered high school. Following graduation from high school in 1954, he entered the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program at Brown University, in Providence, R.I. After earning an A.B. in Economics from Brown in 1958, Capt. Fish embarked on a Navy career that spanned 23 years. His duty stations include Military Sea Transportation System, Oakland Calif.; Supply Officer, USS Willis A. Lee (DL-4), Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico; Bureau of Naval Supply Corps Personnel, Washington D.C.; Naval Exchange Officer, Naval Station, Rota, Spain; Executive Assistant and Senior Aide to Chief of Naval Supply Corps, Washington D.C.; Ships Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Supply Officer, USS White Plains (AFS-4), Naval Station, Yokosuka, Japan; Naval Air Systems Command, Crystal City, Va.; and Naval Supply Systems Command, Crystal City, Va.
His decorations include two Meritorious Service Medals, a Navy Commendation Medal and a Navy Battle Efficiency Medal. During his service, he earned a M.B.A. from Michigan State University. After retirement from the Navy in 1981, Capt. Fish began a second career as a management consultant. His employers included Sears World Trade and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Between 1981 and 1983, he worked for a joint venture establishing a Supply center for the Royal Saudi Navy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Following the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, he established the PWC consulting office in Prague in 1991, and worked there through 1992. Following a second retirement and re-locating to Aiken, S.C. in 2004, he continued to work part-time as a seminar leader and consultant to senior military officers transitioning to the private sector.
His wife, two sons, a daughter and 10 grandchildren survive him. A funeral service was held at St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, Aiken, S.C. on March 4, and he was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.