Chain of Command Commander, Recruit Training Command, San Diego 68/69; and Commander, Naval Training Center, San Diego 69/70.
Other Memories Capt. Fischer took command of the cruiser USS Saint Paul in August, 1966, and 19 months later, on March 8, 1968, he became the commanding officer of NTC's Recruit Training Command.
In October of 1969, Capt. Fischer became commander, NTC. He retired from Naval Service on July 1, 1970 following his tour at NTC. During his retirement ceremony, he was presented with the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding meritorious service as commander, NTC. The citation read:
"Capt. Fischer has been responsible forth operation of a major Navy installation (and)...under his guidance, approximately 40 percent of all men entering the Navy received their recruit training and one-third of the Navy's specialized rate training was conducted...."