Hometown: Loxton, South Australia
Home Club: Canberra Rowing Club / Australian Defence Force Rowing Club
Defence Posting: Navy Strategic Command Maritime Combat Officer (reserves) and Headquarters Joint Operation Command, Operations Manager (full time)
Lieutenant Commander Kym Fisher joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Junior Recruit in 1976 at 15 and qualified as a Radar Plotter. Over the next fourteen years he spent ten at sea with numerous highlights during Asian and Indian Ocean deployments that included visiting the Russian far east port of Vladivostok, the first, and currently only Australian warship to visit Russia since the second world war.
Promoted to Lieutenant in 1999 as a Combat Systems Manager, Lieutenant Commander Fisher led Navy involvement in test and evaluation activities including sea-riding in US Navy amphibious ships out of San Diego, San Francisco and Hawaii.
Kym commenced Post Graduate studies at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in 1997, and in 1999 commenced rowing with the ADFA rowing club – the start of a now 20 year association with Defence rowing. Kym, along with Brigadier Alison Creagh, was instrumental in establishing rowing as an official sport in the Australian Defence Force in 2011. Kym continues to support Defence rowing as committee member of the Australian Defence Force Rowing Club, coach and rower.