Raul Juarez is an experienced educator with a demonstrated history of working in social justice and military veteran advocacy initiatives. Skilled in Disability Awareness Training, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Nonprofit Organizations, Intelligence Analysis and Government work. Dedicated professional who is passionate about volunteer work and committed to using his education and platform to empower others to improve their community.

Raul is an Air Force veteran who completed a six month fellowship service with the Mission Continues. After serving 10 years in the military, he earned a Master’s degree in Adult Education from Park University, a Master’s degree in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University, and is currently obtaining a Master’s degree in Sports Administration and Education from University of Miami.. 

In this Episode, you will learn:

  • Raul’s background and experience
  • Enlisting before 9/11 and how things change in the military after it
  • Anxiety about deployments compared to anxiety about leaving the military
  • Different reactions to post-military life
  • Education as both a student and teacher as a path outside the military
  • Self-selecting out of Ivy League schools
  • Purpose through Service
  • Impact of the “New” veteran service organizations
  • Veterans as an under-represented population outside of the miltiary
  • Similarities between former athletes and former service members
  • Life Long Learning

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Duane K. L. France is a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a mental health counselor practicing in the state of Colorado. Do you want to join the conversation regarding veteran mental health? Share, like, and comment. Read Duane's previous posts and follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep the conversation about #veteranmentalhealth going.