Captain, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
Queta Rodriguez is a native of San Antonio, TX, and graduate of Sidney Lanier High School. She enlisted in the Marine Corps in December 1991 and spent ten years as an Intelligence Analyst. During this time, she deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia in support of Operation Restore Hope and went on to serve in numerous locations in the Pacific and Southwest Asia.
In July 1998, Ms. Rodriguez was selected to the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) and was assigned to the Naval ROTC at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. while she attended the University of Maryland, College Park. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Government & Politics and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant on June 2, 2001. She spent the next ten years as an Adjutant and Manpower Operations Officer in support of deployed forces around the world.
Her final assignment was as the Manpower Operations Officer at U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command (USMARCENT) where she deployed extensively in support of Marine Forces in Afghanistan and throughout the Middle East.
Captain Rodriguez retired on January 1, 2012, after 20 years of faithful service. Following her retirement, she continued her service as the Bexar County Veterans Service Officer until November 2018. In this capacity, Mr. Rodriguez oversaw the County’s Veterans Service programs and worked closely with partners in the military and veteran serving the community. She is a strong advocate for Veterans and their families, as well as her community, where she returned to following her retirement.
Mrs. Rodriguez currently serves as a Regional Director for FourBlock, a national non-profit that prepares Veterans for careers with the nation’s top companies. She has been responsible for the growth of the FourBlock program in Texas, working with Student Veteran organizations, Veterans Service Organizations, corporate partners, and interesting military and Veteran supporters.
Mrs. Rodriguez also serves as Co-Chair of the San Antonio Regional Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB) and is a member of the League of United Latin American Citizens National Women’s Commission. Captain Rodriguez continues to volunteer with numerous military, veteran, and community-based organizations. She is the proud mother of four beautiful children – Derrian, Marisa, Amaya, and Miguel.