Juan R. Garcia, Select One

Assist and Assess Team College of Maritime Operational Warfare
Cmdr., U.S. Navy
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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


VIDEO: 45 Seconds on Doing Something Worthwhile

Jun. 24, 2019
News Publication

Maritime Irregular Warfare Workshop

Jun. 25, 2019
9:00 a.m.
Mahan Reading Room, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Improving Japan-ROK-U.S. Military Cooperation on North Korea: A Tough Road Ahead

Apr. 30, 2019
Council on Foreign Relations
Article Publication

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