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


Former Naval War College president passes away

Jan. 19, 2018
News Publication

Current Strategy Forum: Technology, Innovation and Strategy

Jun. 12, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Blue Hair in Gray Zone

Jan. 10, 2018
War on the Rocks
Article Publication

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