John Charles Roach
John Charles Roach is a Navy artist whose training began with three years of study in Paris at the National Academy of Fine Arts and culminated in a Master’s Degree from the American University. He served in Vietnam and the 7th Fleet as an official Navy Artist to document naval activities in-country and offshore. On active duty in the Naval Reserve he has completed artist assignments depicting the submarine force of the 1980s, Desert Shield and Storm, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Among his private commissions, he designed and sculpted elements of the Navy Memorial in Washington, DC and completed a mural for USS Arizona Visitors Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.