TAC Officer - Weekends
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Education: Currently working on a Undergraduate Degree, Business
Administration, College of Business at Auburn University with a 3.0 GPA.
Military Experience: Six combined combat deployment to Iraq, and Afghanistan for Operations Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Other training deployment consist of training evolutions in Okinawa, Japan, Tokyo, Thailand, Korea, Norway, and the Philippians. Primary Military Occupational Specialty is, Communications Chief , Marine Corps Drill Instructor, Sgt Instructor Officer Candidate School Quantico, and Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor. During his current tour he has been awarded the Assistant Marine Officer Instructor of the Year for the Southeast Region, Auburn Marine League detachment Letter of Appreciation, The State of Alabama Governor's award 2015 and 2017 for Outstanding Military Service,
Letter of appreciation Auburn University President, recommended for NSTC Marine of the year, Sergeant Instructor of the cycle at Officer Candidate School Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia along with numerous certificate
of Commendation for best Drill evaluation platoon.
Favorite Quote: "There are hunters and there are victims. By your discipline, cunning, obedience and alertness, you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim." - General James "Mad Dog" Mattis, USMC, Retired
Hobbies: Pass all my current college level classes, Running, Auburn Home Games, Tailgating, Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers,
Taking all my girls to their field trips and sports events, and doing Marine
things in the Field or on deployment. I'm currently involved with the Auburn Marine League and Auburn Student Veterans Association, Auburn University.
Family: Gunnery Sergeant Garcia is married to the former Elizabeth
Covarrubias of Yuma, Arizona and father of five children, Clarisa 22,
Esteban age 19 (U.S. Army), Leila age 12, Mariah age 8, and Gia age 5.
Elizabeth works at East Alabama Medical Center and is majoring in Health Service Administration.
Started at LWMA in 2018