Louisiana Army Explorers
Colonel (COL) Chadwick "Chad" LeJune, Sr.
The State Commander is responsible for the overall day to day operation of the Louisiana Army Explorers and commands LAE headquarters and staff to assist him in commanding all subordinate units.
The State Deputy Commander is responsible to the Louisiana Army Explorers
Board of Directors.
STATE DEPUTY COMMANDER
Colonel (COL) Brady Landry
The State Deputy Commander is second in command of LAE and
is responsible for the management of day-to-day activities.
The State Deputy Commander is responsible to the State
STATE CHIEF OF STAFF
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Brian Bishop
The State Chief of Staff is the Senior Staff Officer under the State and Deputy Commanders. The Chief of Staff is third in command in the absence of the State and Deputy Commanders. The Primary duties of the Chief of Staff is to oversee the operations of all LAE Headquarters Staff.
The State Chief of Staff is responsible to the State and Deputy Commanders
STATE COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR
Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Dave Neal
The State Command Sergeant Major is the highest enlisted rank in the Louisiana Army Explorers who is the enlisted advisor to the State
Commander and State Deputy Commander. The State CSM serves as a monitor and advocate for the cadre and cadet enlisted personnel.
The State Command Sergeant Major is responsible to the Deputy Commander.
STATE CADET COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR
The highest cadet enlisted rank in the Louisiana Army Explorers who is
the cadet advisor to the State Commander, State Deputy Commander and State Command Sergeant Major.
The Cadet Command Sergeant Major reports directly to the State CSM.