Captain Bob Fox, First Vice President

Captain Joe DePete

As national safety coordinator, Captain Fox oversees the Association’s Air Safety Organization, which manages the union’s safety, security, pilot assistance, and jumpseat programs, and is the world’s largest nongovernmental safety organization.

In addition to these responsibilities, Captain Fox serves as the industry co-chair of the FAA’s Flight Standards Transparency, Performance, Accountability, Efficiency Aviation Rulemaking Committee. He is also the pilot representative for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee, which advises the Transportation secretary on policy matters related to aviation safety.

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.