Employee Highlights

#VeteransLittleExtras | To care for the people I'm helping

“ Whether it is in the hospital or in the field with my unit, my goal is the same: to care for the people I'm helping and to make sure I'm doing the best I can to achieve that. ”

Jose Luna Orthopedic Technician, Children's Hospital New Orleans

Jose Luna

Current LCMC job title: Orthopedic Technician, Children's Hospital New Orleans

Branch of Military: Army

Role in the Military: MOS 13F Forward Observer (work with artillery)


Years served: Currently on year 3 and currently serving


Did your military career influence your career choice? My military career was initially to serve as a medic in the military, but I was a couple of points short of qualifying, but forward observer sounded more interesting. This job allows me to lead a company level and provide the necessary fire support to have the rest of the company finish out the mission ahead.

My role at CHNOLA is very similar: the doctors have to have the trust and confidence to do what is necessary for the child to heal and feel better. Whether it is in the hospital or in the field with my unit, my goal is the same: to care for the people I'm helping and to make sure I'm doing the best I can to achieve that.