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1SG (R) Joshua A. Garcia

1SG JOSHUA A. GARCIA

     First Sergeant Joshua A. Garcia is a native of San Antonio, TX.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army in June 1999 and attended Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, followed by Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where he graduated as a Healthcare Specialist (68W).

      1SG Garcias’ assignments includes: Combat Medic, 43d Combat Engineer Company, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment Fort Carson, Colorado; Instructor/Writer, Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute (DMRTI), Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Platoon Sergeant, 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, Equal Opportunity Advisor, United States Army Public Health Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; First Sergeant, Bravo Company, Troop Command, Landstuhl, Germany; Observer/Controller, 4-410 BSB, 4th CAV BDE, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Senior Healthcare Talent Management NCO, United States Army Human Resources Command (HRC), Fort Knox, Kentucky. He has served on multiple deployments to include Egypt, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

1SG Garcias’ military and civilian education includes:  Basic Leaders Course (Commandant’s List); Advanced Leaders Course; Senior Leaders Course (Commandant’s List); Battle Staff Course; SHARP Course; Instructor/Writer Course; Combat Casualty Care Course; Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course; Equal Opportunity Advisor Course; C Co/First Sergeant Course; Observer/Controller Course; Security Management Course; Basic Healthcare Administration Course; Practice Managers Course.  He holds a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Organizational Development and an Associates in Applied Science from The University of the Incarnate Word College.1SG Garcias’ awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), Armed Forces Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation (1 OLC), Army Superior Unit Award, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 CS), Iraq Campaign Medal (1 CS), Global War on Terrorism Medal, NATO Medal.  His badges include the Combat Medic Badge, and the Wheel Driver/Mechanic Badge. He is a proud recipient of the Order of Military Medical Merit, Sergeant Audie Murphy Award, Order of Saint Barbara, and the Order of the Spur.

     1SG Garcia has been married for 24 years to his beautiful wife Sara and is a proud father of 3 sons (Joshua 24, Xavier 19, and Jayden 17).