The college is considered the finest senior tactical school in the world for advanced military education. Students are trained to be leaders for full spectrum joint, interagency and multinational operations; prepared officers for the Army's leader development program and advanced in the art and science of the profession of arms to support Army operational requirements.
The 10-month course is designed to educate selected mid-career officers in the conduct of military operations during war and conditions other than war according to established doctrine. The officers can therefore confidently accept higher levels of responsibility, especially at the corps and division levels.
The officer received training in the fundamentals of warfighting, resource planning and force management, operational warfighting, the evolution of modern warfare, effective use of oral, written and electronic communications, and the fundamentals of excellence needed to be a proficient military decision maker and problem solver, including character and competence, and warfighting component integration.
Fick has assumed command of the 436th Communications Squadron at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The squadron operates and maintains $80 million in command and control communications systems for two airlift wings and 12 off-base sites. The major has served in the military for 12 years.
He is the son of Ron and Phyllis Fick of State St., Paton, Iowa.
Fick is the brother of Jennifer Carlson of Boone and the nephew of Tom and Kathy Fick of Quimby.
His wife, Dr. Kathleen Fick, is the daughter of Harold and Carol Goeden of Wells, Minn.
The major is a 1993 graduate of Paton-Churdan High School, Churdan. He received a bachelor's degree in 1997 from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake and earned a master's degree in 1999 from Troy State University, Montgomery, Ala.