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Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs
P.O. Box 94095
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone: 225-219-5000 or 1-877-GEAUXVA
Fax: 225-219-5590

For all VA benefits and claims inquiries, please visit your local parish service office.  VA benefits and claims information is only given through an accredited Veterans Assistance Counselor. 

For all other inquiries, please contact LDVA by email at or by phone at 1-877-GEAUXVA.

For public records requests and media inquiries, please email Robin Keller at

Secretary David LaCerte
Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs

David LaCerte was appointed Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs in June of 2014. Prior to his appointment, LaCerte served as Deputy Secretary and Executive Counsel. As Deputy Secretary, LaCerte served as the department’s Chief of Staff, Executive Counsel, and Legislative Liaison.

Prior to joining LDVA, LaCerte served in the Marine Corps infantry in the First Marine Division. Under the command of General James Mattis, he led the first Marines into Afghanistan and Pakistan only weeks after 9/11, helping to drive the Taliban from Kandahar and establish several forward operating bases in hostile territory. He has led over 100 combat patrols and missions in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and also served as a member of interrogation teams for high value Al Qaeda targets.

He graduated with honors from Nicholls State University, earning a B.S. in business. He also holds a J.D. and B.C.L. from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center and studied international law and European Union law at Université Jean Moulin Lyon III in Lyon, France. LaCerte is licensed to practice law in all Louisiana state and federal courts, as well as the United States Court of Veteran’s Appeals in Washington, D.C.

He currently resides in Saint Gabriel with his wife, Mandy, a high school principal, and his daughter, Ava.