An active member of CAP for 25 years, Col. Garcia has served in assignments at most levels within the organization to include squadron, group, wing and national staff. He has served Florida Wing in many capacities, including as the Standardization/Evaluation Officer, Director of Emergency Services, Director of Operations, Chief of Staff and Wing Vice Commander.
Garcia is also an active CAP pilot and holds numerous ratings and qualifications that include Incident Commander, SAR/DR Mission Pilot, Mission Observer, Check Pilot and Mission Check Pilot, Cadet and AFROTC orientation pilot, and Liaison Officer. He is also a recipient of the Gill Rob Wilson Award.
Col. Garcia is currently an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves. His military awards and badges include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf clusters, Operation Iraqi Freedom Campaign Medal, Parachutist, and Combat Action Badge. His CAP awards and badges include the Exceptional Service Award, Meritorious Service Award, Commander’s Commendation Award, Lifesaving Award and Senior Pilot Rating.