Captain Bob Fox, First Vice President

Captain Joe DePete

Captain Bob Fox (United) serves as ALPA’s first vice president. He was elected by the union’s Board of Directors on Oct. 17, 2018, and began his four-year term on Jan. 1, 2019. As first vice president, he serves the ALPA president in carrying out the policies of the Board of Directors and the Executive Board, and in the event the office of president becomes vacant, he becomes the acting president, assuming the position’s jurisdictions and duties.

Based in Washington, D.C., Captain Fox flies the Airbus A320. He previously served his pilot group as Master Executive Council vice chairman and Alliance and Scope Oversight Committee member, as well as a Local Executive Council chairman and secretary-treasurer.

Retired from the U.S. Navy, Captain Fox conducted four operational deployments on the USS Kitty Hawk (2), USS Saratoga, and the USS Eisenhower aircraft carriers, flying the LTV A-7 Corsair and the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. Between these deployments, he conducted flight test work on the F/A-18 weapon systems.

Captain Fox is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. He resides in Tequesta, Fla., with his wife, Susan.