Michael Fisher was appointed as the Chief Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Readjustment Counselling Service (RCS) in May 2016. He has direct leadership and oversight of the 300 Vet Centers, 80 Mobile Vet Centers, and the Vet Center Call Center which all provide readjustment counselling to Veterans, active duty Service members, and their families. RCS facilities are located in all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. As Chief Officer, Mr. Fisher also advises the Under Secretary for Health in policy issues effecting the readjustment of veterans and their families and issues surrounding the combat experience.
Mr. Fisher began his career with VA in RCS as an outreach specialist at the Baltimore Vet Center insuring increased access to care and services for his fellow Veterans. He performed local, Regional, and National role of increasing responsibility within RCS culminating in his appointment as Chief Officer. Prior to his VA career, he served over 10 years with the Pennsylvania National Guard and was deployed to Iraq as an Infantry non-commissioned officer in 2005. Following this combat deployment he was medically discharged from the military. He holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the Catholic University of America.