Linda Fischer - Author of "Ultimate Power Enemy Within the Ranks"

About Linda

Linda A. Fischer currently works at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. She served in the United States Army for twenty plus years and retired as a Major on 1 October 2003. The daughter of a career soldier, Linda was born in Biloxi, Mississippi and spent her childhood on the move, but she calls Georgetown, Texas, where her parents now live, home.  She graduated from Georgetown High School and completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Southwestern University, before joining the military.

She enlisted in the military in November 1982.  She completed Basic Training and training as a Personnel Actions Clerk at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.  She received her commission as a second lieutenant upon completion of Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, in August 1984.

She served as the Provost Marshal and Assistant Chief of Staff for the Pacific Ocean Division Corps of Engineers, Ft. Shafter, HI.  She has served a tour: at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, with the Military Working Dog Program; in Panama with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Law Enforcement Activity, and the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 92d Military Police Battalion, Fort Clayton, Panama; United States Military Preparatory School and United States Army Garrison, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey and Headquarters Staff and Faculty United States Military Academy, Military Police Company, West Point, New York.

She was assigned to a variety of leadership and staff positions throughout her career including; four Company Commands, Assistant S3, Assistant School Secretary, Tactical Officer, Provost Marshal, Operations Officer, Plans Officer and Platoon Leader.

While an army captain, she earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Oklahoma.  She has completed numerous military schools including:  the Military Police Basic and Advanced Course, Airborne School, Combat Arms Service Staff School and the Command and General Staff Officer Course.

Linda completed her Doctorate in Education at the University of Southern California in December 2005.  She is the author of “Ultimate Power Enemy Within the Ranks”.  Linda is a public speaker, specializing in the prevention of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Linda lived in Hawaii for ten years.  In the Hawaii community, she was selected as a Pacific Century Fellow, Class 2003.  She served on the Board of Directors for the Coalition for Drug-Free Hawaii and participated in the 1999 YWCA Capital Campaign Community Division.

In the Georgetown community Linda served as a member of the Steering Committee for the Williamson County Court Watch (WCCW).  WCCW is a citizens’ organization that monitors judicial practices and courthouse procedures related to domestic violence.

Linda currently resides in Los Angeles and works in the Rossier School of Education, Doctoral Support Center, at the University of Southern California.  In the Los Angeles community Linda serves on the Board of Directors for the East LA Women’s Center which provides bilingual and bicultural services to women and families affected by sexual, domestic, interpersonal violence and HIV/Aids.



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