LULAC Virtual Summit 2021

Queta Rodriguez, Regional Director, FourBlock

Queta Rodriguez

Queta is a native of San Antonio, TX. She enlisted in the Marine Corps in December 1991 and spent her first 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 1998, Queta was selected to the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) and attended the University of Maryland, College Park, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Government & Politics. She was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in June 2001 and 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.

Following her retirement in January 2012, Queta served as the Director of Veterans Services for Bexar County, TX where she transformed the county’s Veterans Service program into one of the most recognized in the State of Texas, working closely with public, private, and non-profit agencies.

Queta currently serves as a Regional Director for FourBlock, a national nonprofit that transitioning veterans and military spouses find meaningful careers.

In July 2020, Queta was appointed by the Secretary of the Army as a member of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee, where she was instrumental in proposing recommendations aimed at improving the command climate and culture at Fort Hood and beyond. Queta also serves as Co-chair for the San Antonio Regional Community Veterans Engagement Board, member of the LULAC National Veterans Committee, and volunteers with numerous veteran and non-veteran community-based organizations. She is the proud mother of four beautiful children – Derrian, Marisa, Amaya, and Miguel.


Panel Information

Friday, September 3

4:35 PM EST

Highlight-Latino Patriots: Latinos Serving our Country through Military Service

Latino women and men have a long and proud history of distinguished service to our country. However, the service of our military members is often overlooked and marred with tragedy. As the rate of Latinos enlisting in our armed services continues to grow, we must ensure our service members are safe and treated with the respect they deserve. This conversation will interrogate these tough issues as well as inform advocates of policy solutions and ways they can give back to our Latino veterans and service members.

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