Juan R. Garcia, Select One

Cmdr., U.S. Navy

Assist and Assess Team College of Maritime Operational Warfare
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Native of South Gate, CA. Graduated from Recruit Training Command in San Diego in 1991 and served as a Hospital Corpsman. In 1997 graduated from Washington State University with a B.S. in Microbiology with an emphasis on Medical Technology. Graduated from the Naval War College with a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Japan
  • Koreas
  • Surface Warfare

Professional Highlights




Pacific Missile Range Facility; Range Operations Officer


Navy Air and Missile Defense Command; Pacific Theater BMD Fleet Support Officer


U.S. Forces Korea, C/J-35 Future Plans; Maritime, BMD, Exercise Planner


USS COWPENS (CG-63); Combat Systems Officer


USS COWPENS (CG-63); Weapons Officer


Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division; CSSQT/BMD Project Officer


M.A., Naval War College, 2008

B.S., Washington State University, 1997

Awards and Decorations

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
5 Medals

Joint Service Achievement Medal

Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

News, Media, & Events


U.S. Naval War College Graduation: June 2019

Jun. 14, 2019
10:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Dominate the Information Domain: Synchronize Strategy and Cyber Efforts

Oct. 15, 2018
Cyber Dominance: Controlling Your Fate in Cyberspace
Article Publication

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