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Mr. Joseph Tober Joseph Tober, MA
Executive Director
Veterans Canteen Service

Mr. Tober was appointed as the Executive Director, Veterans Canteen Service (VCS), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on May 2, 2014. As Executive Director he is responsible for directing, leading and administrating strategic operating plans and policies involving more than 200 Patriot Stores, Cafes, and Brews located in VA Medical Centers across the country. Achieving over $429 million in annual revenue, Mr. Tober leads 3600 associates charged with executing canteen operating programs focused on providing the highest level of quality, value, and service to Veterans and their families, caregivers, volunteers and visitors to VA hospitals.

Mr. Tober joined the VCS in 1992. Prior to his current assignment he was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer, Veterans Canteen Service in 2008 and in 2000 he was appointed as the Associate Director of Resources and Support, Veterans Canteen Service. Prior assignments included positions with the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Defense, and nine years as a member of the U.S. Army. He has over 38 years of Federal Service.

2014 - Present Executive Director, Veterans Canteen Service, VHA
2008 - 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Veterans Canteen Service, VHA
2000 - 2008 Associate Director, Resources and Support, Veterans Canteen Service, VHA

B.S. Psychology University of Maryland
M.A. Human Resources Development Webster University, St. Louis, MO.

2011 Executive Leadership Development, University of North Carolina
2004 Federal Executive Institute
2001 Leadership VA
2000 VA Healthcare Leadership Institute
2000 Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute