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Marines


Biography

 

Senior Chief Petty Officer Marcus Garcia
FORCE CORPSMAN
Health Services Support

Senior Chief Garcia serves as the Force Corpsman for Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces Southern Command, New Orleans, LA.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Marcus B Garcia, a native of Coshocton, Ohio, enlisted in the United States Navy in 2003. Upon graduating Valedictorian from Naval Hospital Corps School, Great Lakes, IL in December 2003, he reported for duty onboard Naval Air Reserve Whidbey Island, WA, where he served as a base EMT and EVO.  HM3 deployed ISO OEF to Sembach, Germany in 2005 where he was also the first Hospital Corpsman to ever become qualified to certify ordinance parts in addition to his primary duties. 

In 2006, HM2 Garcia checked onboard the USS Doyle (FFG-39) and served as LPO at sea. He deployed as the first US warship to serve an entire deployment in west Africa, serving as a testbed for the creation of USAFRICOM.

In 2009, HM2 Garcia completed training at Field Medical Training Battalion, Lejeune, NC, in December 2009, and was assigned as site Corpsman for over 500 Marines of both MWSS 472 Det B and MASS-6 (-) in Chicopee, MA. Immediately upon his check-in, he took the unit from 25% to 99% readiness in one month, leading to a successful OIF deployment.

In 2012, HM1 Garcia checked into First Naval Construction Division in Little Creek, VA where was responsible for tracking casualty reporting during OEF for the entire expeditionary force. He decommissioned 1 NCD in 2013.

In 2013 checked in as LPO at Medhold East at Redcom Norfolk, and he transitioned to N9 as regional assessor, performing countless program compliance assessments over 23 commands.  

In 2016, HM1 checked into VFC-111 in Key West, FL, where he was immediately selected for Chief Petty Officer. He acted as SEL for NBHC Key West and was the DLCPO of Admin department of VFC-111 and was responsible for medical oversight of tens of thousands of flight hours.

In 2019 HMC Garcia checked into CNRFC, Norfolk, VA where he was the acting Force Corpsman for an entire year, serving as the driving force during COVID-19.  He also established the 866A NEC, saving the USNR millions of dollars and arming Sailors with necessary training before arrival at their PDS.

In 2021 HMC Garcia checked in Echo Company 2/25 in Harrisburg PA. He supervised several major exercises, including ITX-22.  He served as Co-chair of the “Big J”, founded the Harrisburg SNCOA and established their 501(c)(3).

On April 1st, 2024, HMCS Garcia checked into Marine Forces Reserve as the Force Corpsman.

Senior Chief Garcia has earned an AS degree (cum laude) in Healthcare Management, a BA in Organizational Leadership (summa cum laude) and is the 2025 MBA cohort from UNC’s Kenan Flagler School of Business. He is a graduate of the SEA (Class 245), EMDEC, RSEM, NRUM, SLLC and CPOLDC. He also has experience in data science and MVP development with the Office of Naval Research. His personal decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (10). HMCS is a three-time recipient of the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and has received various service and campaign awards.