Commander Frederick (Rick) Schock is the Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI) at Admiral Farragut Academy. Before this appointment he served in the same assignment for nearly 6 years at Dunedin High School.
CDR Schock attended the Hill Preparatory School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He graduated summa cum laude and was Valedictorian for the Class of 1975. Following graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CDR Schock was commissioned as an Ensign after completing Aviation Officer Candidate School, Pensacola, Florida in 1979. He earned his Naval Flight Officer Wings in April of 1980. Following P-3C Type Training CDR Schock was assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 49 at NAS Jacksonville, FL and completed 3 Squadron deployments to the Mediterranean and North Atlantic.
Following this assignment CDR Schock returned to Naval Aviation Schools Command in Pensacola for assignment as an Aviation Officer Candidate School Class Officer. At the end of this assignment CDR Schock elected to be released from active duty to pursue an opportunity with Lockheed-California Company. At Lockheed CDR Schock was assigned as the Production Test Naval Flight Officer and Flight Line Coordinator for the P-3C Update IV. He was responsible for delivering fully capable aircraft to be purchased by the US, Canadian and Australian Navies. While employed at Lockheed CDR Schock performed Naval Reserve Drills with VP 65 and the Squadron Augment Unit, VP 0919 at NAS Pt. Mugu. He then transferred Naval Reserve Units and spent the rest of his time before recalling to active duty performing Drills with the Master Augment Unit of VP 40 at NAS Moffett Field.
Recalled to active duty in Orlando in Full Time Support (FTS) of the Naval Reserve, CDR Schock was assigned as a Naval Reserve Officer Recruiter at the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Readiness Center. Following two years in that role he was assigned as the Enlisted Programs Officer (EPO) for the Southeast Area of the newly formed Naval Reserve Recruiting Command. After 4 years as the Area EPO CDR Schock took on Officer Recruiting Officer (OPO) responsibility for the same geographic area before transferring to Denver, Colorado.
After two years as the Assistant Officer in Charge of the Western Area for the Recruiting Command, CDR Schock assumed Command of the same area and retired in 2000 completing 20 years of active duty service. His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various unit and service medals and ribbons.
Before taking on the assignment in Dunedin CDR Schock worked in the Fitness Industry and as a Station Supervisor for Airborne Express. He also worked for a large non-profit organization as both a Budget Analyst and ultimately as the Chief Operating Officer. He began his career as the SNSI at Dunedin High School in January of 2010 and has taken on the same position at AFA effective 24 August 2015.