Capt. Daniel Fry was recently selected as one of Air Force District of Washington’s “Capital Airmen” for 2013.
The Airmen (service members and civil servants) who are showcased in this initiative have exemplified the Air Force core values of integrity first, service before self and excellence in all they do.
The child of a missionary family, Fry was born in Sleepy Eye and raised in the United States, Canada, Cameroon, Kenya and Seneal.
He spent his school-aged years in Dakar, Sengal where he graduated from the Dakar Academy. Fry was commissioned into the United States Air Force in 2003 from the ROTC program at the University of North Dakota where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commercial Aviation. He continued his education with Touro University International, earning a Master’s degree in 2008 in Business Administration.
Fry garnered an expertise in mobility air refueling operations while serving as a KC-135 instructor pilot during two previous assignments. He flew more than 170 combat missions in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, logging more than 1,000 combat hours in the KC-135R. He is a senior pilot with over 2,300 flight hours in the T-37B, T-1A and KC-135R/T.
In April 2013, Fry was assigned to Joint Base Andrews, Md., where he is currently serving as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commander, Air Force District of Washington. In this capacity, he serves as the advisor and personal assistant to the commander, responsible for 40,000 personnel throughout the National Capital Region and worldwide.
Fry has received numerous awards and decorations during his 10 years of active-duty service. He is married with three children.