David is a two-time combat veteran. He first served as a Marine during Desert Storm (1987-1993) and then again during OIF with the Navy in Iraq (2003-2009). He served under various MOS, including Small Missile Technician, Primary Marksmanship Instructor, NCOIC Armory, NBC team leader, and Special Warfare Intelligence Specialist.
He earned a B.A. in Quantitative Methods & Computer Science and a Masters in International Management from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He then completed a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California.
Fisher wrote his doctoral dissertation on moral injury of combat veterans. To keep his work alive and advance it in the world, he formed The Moral Injury Institute to publish and educate any with an interest in moral injury and the communities that suffer from it. Although his work specifically addresses moral injury in the context of war veterans, the concept itself does not confine itself to this singular community. All are welcome to contribute to the ongoing discussion.
The Moral Injury Institute offers a series of free self-study courses with optional paid lectures. His book. Moral Injury and the Promise of Virtue is available on Amazon.
He is a Legion member of Post 25 in Cottonwood, Ariz.
David Fisher, PhD has been a guest on 1 episode.
Episode 41: Tango Alpha Lima: Moral Injury with guest David Fisher
February 16th, 2021 | Season 2 | 49 mins 27 secs
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Tango Alpha Lima is a podcast from The American Legion hosted by three post-9/11 veterans. Learn more at www.legion.org/tangoalphalima.