A. Dale Fox

NAUI  5813L          PADI   M6456          PSI  013     

Professional Training Since 1976

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A. Dale Fox

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Fairfax, VA 22032

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U.S. NAVY CAREER (1964-1986)

■    Retired with rank of Commander (O-5) (1986)

■    Administrative Aide & Flag Secretary to Commander Military Sealift Command (1981-1986)

■    Office of the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff (1980-1981)

        ●    Executive Assistant to Assistant to the Chairman, Office of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff  (1980-1981)

■    Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (J6) (1978-1980)

        ●   Executive Assistant, Director for International Negotiations, Joint Chiefs of Staff (1979-1980)

        ●   Member, United States Delegation to the SALT II Strategic Arms Limitations Treaty negotiations with the Soviet Union (1978-1979

■    Executive Officer, USS BRUMBY (FF 1044) (1976-1978)

■    Strategic Long Range Planning Office, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (1974-1976)

■    Graduate of US Naval War College with a military sub-specialty in  Political-Military Affairs (1973-1974)

■    Commanding Officer, USS INFLICT (MSO 456) (1972-1973)

       ●      Pre-minesweeping Coastal North Vietnam Environmental Survey

       ●      Post Vietnam War Mine Clearance Operations

■    Commanding Officer, USS PLUCK (MSO 464) (1971-1972)

■    Personal Aide and Flag Lieutenant to Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Force, US Pacific Fleet (1969-1971)

■    Graduate US Naval Destroyer School with designation of Surface Warfare Officer  (1967)

■    Service aboard Pacific Fleet Destroyers (USS HOLLISTER (DD 788) as Combat Information Center Officer and USS NICHOLAS (DD449) as Weapons and Operations Department Head (1967-1969)

■    Graduate CIC Officers School (Radar Systems Operation) and Air Control Officers School (1964)

■    Graduate Officer Candidate School (1964)

INSTRUCTORSHIPS (not all current)

National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI  #5813L)

    Open Water Instructor

    Instructor Trainer

    Course Director for:

►    Instructor Training Courses

►    Instructor Crossover Courses

►    Instructor Preparatory Courses

►    Leadership Development Workshops

    Cave Diving Instructor

    Rescue Diving Instructor

    Equipment Safety Program Instructor

    Search & Recovery Diving Instructor

    Underwater Archaeology Instructor

    Ice Diving Instructor

    Wreck Diving Instructor

    Night Diving Instructor

    Deep Diving Instructor                              

    Diving Leadership Instructor

    Hunting & Collecting Instructor

    Industrial Orientation Instructor

    Underwater Environment Instructor

    Underwater Photography Instructor

National Speliological Society, Cave Diving Section (NSS/CDS #163)

    Full Cave Diver Instructor

    Cavern Diving Instructor

    Basic Cave Diving Instructor

    Cave Diving Rescue Specialist

     Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI  # M6456)

    Master Instructor

    Master Diver Trainer

    Rescue Diving Instructor

    Cavern Diving Instructor

    Search & Recovery Diving Instructor

    Ice Diving Instructor

    Wreck Diving Instructor

    Night Diving Instructor

    Deep Diving Instructor

    Equipment Specialist Instructor

    American Red Cross

    Water Safety Instructor

    Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Instructor (BLS)

    Standard First Aid Instructor

    Advanced First Aid Instructor

     American Safety and Health Institute

    Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Instructor

    Standard First Aid Instructor

    Advanced First Aid Instructor

     Professional Scuba Inspectors (PSI  # 013)

    Visual Cylinder Inspector Instructor

    Visual Cylinder Inspector Instructor Trainer

    Eddy Current Technician Instructor

    Eddy Current Technician Instructor Trainer

    Valve Repair Technician Instructor

    Valve Repair Technician Instructor Trainer

   Oxygen Cylinder Cleaning Technician Instructor

    Oxygen Cylinder Cleaning Technician Instructor Trainer

    Editor PSI Newsletter

    Member PSI Executive Committee

    Divers Alert Network (# 069)

   DAN Oxygen Instructor

   DAN Oxygen Instructor Trainer

     Technical Diving Instructors (TDI  # 299)

    Nitrox Instructor

    Nitrox Instructor Trainer


     Graduate U.S. Naval War College, Military Equivalent of MA, Political-Military Affairs, 1974

     Graduate Purdue University, BA, Political Science and International Relations,  1963

     Graduate Wm. A. Wirt High School, Gary, Indiana, 1959


     Master Mason  (2012)

     Member Milden Presbyterian Church Session (2011 - 2013)

     Ordained Elder, Milden Presbyterian Church (Sharps, VA) 2011

     Member, NAUI Board of Directors (1998-2001 & 2003-2006)

     NAUI Coordinator, Field Sales Force (1994-1997)

     NAUI Interim Executive Director (1994)

     NAUI Northeast Regional Representative (1989-1997)

     Author NAUI Specialty Text, WRECK DIVING (1994)

     Speaker,  Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Diving Safety Symposium (1993)

     Diving Leader, Underwater Explorer Society (UNEXSO) Arctic Diving Expedition (1987)

     Presentation to NOAA sponsored symposium on diving with disabilities (1987)

     Presentation to Inward To The Sea symposium on teaching diving to the physically disabled (1987)

     Co-Author SCUBA DIVING WITH DISABILITIES, (Leisure Press, Champaign, Illinois, 1986)

     Instructor for Culpeper County Rescue Squad Underwater Search and Recovery & Rescue Team (1985-1987)

     Manager, American Water Sports of Virginia (FO 238)

     Virginia Emergency Medical Technician (1985-1991)

     President, Capital Divers Association (Numerous times)

     Invented underwater navigation device for paraplegic divers (1984)

     Divers Alert Network Associate Area Coordinator (1984-1990)

     Member, Board of Directors, Fairfax County Chapter, American Red Cross (1983-1991)

     Member, Budget Committee, Fairfax County Chapter, American Red Cross (1985-1989)

     Chairman, Safety Services Committee, Fairfax County American Red Cross (1981-1985)

     Certified as NAUI Instructor (1980)

     Training and Safety Officer Nautical Archaeology Division of Capital Divers Association (1980-1984)

     Safety Officer, Capital Divers Association (1979-1983)

     Organizer and Senior Advisor to a Scuba Diving Explorer Scout Post,  Boy Scouts of America (Post 860) (1977-1983)

     Certified as PADI Instructor (1976)

     Certified as Scuba Diver (1972)

     Logged in excess of 3500 accident free dives

     Trained in excess of 3000 divers in a wide variety of scuba skills areas

     Trained in excess of 1000 PSI Visual Cylinder Inspectors


■     Defense Meritorious Service Medal

■     Navy Meritorious Service Medal

■     Navy Commendation Medal

■     Navy Achievement Medal (with Combat V and 1 Bronze Star)

■     Combat Action Ribbon

■     Navy Unit Commendation

■     Meritorious Unit Commendation

■     National Defense Service Medal

■     Vietnam Service Medal (with 1 Silver & 2 Bronze Stars)

■     Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

■     Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal