Michael Blecker

Executive Director
Michael has been associated with Swords to Plowshares since 1976. He is a co-founder of the California Association of Veterans Service Agencies and the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. Michael represented and won one of the first cases at the Board of Veteran Appeals for post-traumatic stress disorder compensation in 1979. Michael served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1970, with combat infantry service in Vietnam in 1968 and 69. He holds a juris doctor from New College of California School of Law and a bachelor’s degree with honors from UC Berkeley.