Alejandra “Alex” Juan
Alejandra “Alex” Juan,
Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs
Alejandra “Alex” Juan joined the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs team in 2016 and serves as both Communications Director and State Women Veterans Outreach Coordinator.
In this role, she is in charge of all communications for the LDVA which serves over 287,000 Louisiana veterans and their families. She was also hand-selected to spearhead the Women Veterans Outreach Coordinator position where she has played a crucial role in helping to identify and address the unique needs of our growing women veteran population.
Alex is devoted wife and mother, avid community volunteer, and a decorated U.S. Air Force veteran. She and her husband, Craig, met on an M-16 range when they were both members of the 159th Security Forces Squadron. They served as a dual-military couple for over a decade. They are the proud parents of two resilient young men, Nick and Noah.
Selflessness is innate in the Juan family as they were named as Louisiana Air National Guard’s Family of the Year in 2012. And, for her continuous volunteer efforts, Alex was named Advocate of the Year by the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center in 2013.
In April of 2013, Alex ended her military career as a Captain and a Public Affairs Officer. Her awards include both the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Commendation Medals, among others.
In December of 2013, she became the first female veteran to take the helm of the USS KIDD Veterans Museum. During her tenure as Executive Director of the KIDD, the museum saw the highest visitor attendance rate recorded in over 25 years.
Alex has been named as both an “Esprit de Femme” honoree by the LSU Women’s Center and as the “Emerging Museum Professional” by the Louisiana Association of Museums. In 2018, the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center named her a Champion of Change Honoree for her vision, perseverance and dedication to helping further STAR’s mission.
Alex is currently pursuing a Master in Public Administration from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge. She and her family remain active in their communities and continue to serve the people of Louisiana through their myriad of volunteer efforts.