Colonel Karl C. Fischbach

Colonel Karl C. Fischbach

Commander, 7th Operations Group, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas

Colonel Karl Fischbach is Commander, 7th Operations Group, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. In this position, he commands Air Force Global Strike Command’s largest B-1 bomb group, a team of more than 450 Airmen, and oversight of an annual budget of $1.7M. He is primarily responsible for organizing, training, and equipping his group to conduct combat operations, B-1 Formal Training, airfield operations, air traffic control, aircrew flight equipment, operations weather support, combat intelligence, crew communications, aviation resource management, electronic warfare and mission training.

Colonel Fischbach was commissioned into the US Air Force in 1994 as a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology AFROTC program. Following navigator training, he was assigned operational tours as a Weapon Systems Officer in B-1Bs at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, and as an Electronic Warfare Officer flying EA-6Bs at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington. Colonel Fischbach later served as a staff officer in the Electronic Warfare Division at Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, Washington DC. After his staff tour, he was the Director of Operations and then Commander of the 390th Electronic Combat Squadron, serving as an Instructor EWO in both Navy EA-6B Prowlers and EA-18G Growlers in the Defense Department’s Joint Electronic Attack program at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Chief of Combat Plan in the 608th Air Operations Center, Barksdale AFB, LA.

Colonel Fischbach is a Master Navigator with more than 2,000 flight hours in the B-1B, EA-6B, and EA-18G. He has deployed in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, and ODYSSEY DAWN.

Speaking: November 27 - "Current EMSO Warfighting Applications"