COL R.J. Garcia

Colonel R.J. Garcia commissioned into the United States Army upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1996. As an Aviation Officer, he has served in various locations and duty positions across the United States and overseas, to include the 2nd Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, 3rd Infantry Division, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, 1st Cavalry Division, the United States Military Academy, 1st Armored Division, the Army Staff, 25th Infantry Division, and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

Colonel Garcia holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Science from Kansas State University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

His military education includes the Initial Entry Rotary Wing Aviator Course, Aviation Officer Basic Course, the Aviation Captain’s Career Course, the Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army War College, the AH-64A and AH-64D Aircraft Qualification Courses, and the Jungle Operations Training Course.

Colonel Garcia is a Senior Army Aviator who has earned the Combat Action Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Army Staff Badge. His awards and decorations are commensurate with his positions of responsibility and time in service.

Colonel Garcia is married and has two children.