At age seventeen Dr.
Garcia enlisted in the United
States Army as a private and nearly two decades
later he retired as a Captain. During his tenure
he served as aviator, acquisition manager and
professor of military science and leadership at
the University of Puerto Rico. His accomplishments
in military, civilian and ministry service earned
him one of the most prestigious awards our society
bestows upon young men and women.
In 1990, the Junior Chamber of Commerce honored
as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans
(Humanitarian Service) and subsequently he was
honored as The 1990 Outstanding Young Person of
the World for Moral Leadership.
Garcia was elected into the 1992
Who's Among Hispanic Americans, and in 1999 Who's
Among Law Students. In 1995 Dr.
Garcia served as Chairman, European
Business Conference, Strasbourg, France and supervised
the European Continent as Executive Vice President
Junior Chamber International.
was appointed by JCI Presidents in 1992 and 1993 as Chairman of
the JCI Commission for Training and Education.In this capacity
Dr. Garcia chaired
meeting in Hong Kong and Miami, Florida which gathered educators
and professional trainers from more than 50 countries to conduct
research and training on adult learning issues.
As an attorney
Dr. Garcia is admitted
practice law in the District of Columbia and the State of Florida
as well as U.S. District Court, Northern, and Southern Districts
of Florida and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 2003,
Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Armed Forces; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Dr. Garcia is a
graduate of the University of Miami, School of Law J.D., 1999.
Additionally he holds: Capella University, Ph.D. in Psychology;
Golden Gate University, MBA in Management, 1987, Regents College,
B.S., 1985 and has post graduate work in Neuropsychology under
the supervision of Dr. Allan Mirsky, chief of the Section on Clinical
and Experimental Neuropsychology at the National Institute of
Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland.
license/certifications include: Nationally Certified Psychologist
(NCP) #2176, Professional Psychologist Certification Board; Registered
Mental Health Counselor Intern #5283, Florida Department of Health;
Certified Addictions Prevention Counselor (CAPP) #202G, Florida
Certification Board; Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced,
National Christian Counselor Association; and International Training
Fellow #004, Junior Chamber International.
teaching and coaching experience cover over two decades and more
than 40 countries in both English and Spanish languages. His additional
• Adjunct Professor, University of Miami School of Continuing
Studies, Mediation and Negotiation Skills, and Foreign Attorneys
• Adjunct Professor, University of St. Francis, Master of
Health Administration Program, Legal Aspects of Health Care, Medical
Sociology, and Ethics.
• Adjunct Professor, Trinity International University, EXCEL
Program, Leading & Managing, Business Ethics, Economics, and
• Professor, CCI, all counseling, addictions and ministry
Dr. Garcia is married
to the former Wanda Rodriguez and has three children and two grandchildren.
He currently resides in Miami, Florida.