Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Another Latino Appointed to Obama Administration

President Obama has nominated another Latino to his administration. Juan M. Garcia has been nominated for Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), Department of the Navy, Department of Defense.

Garcia was a member of the Texas House of Representatives, where he represented the 32nd District from 2006 – 2009.  He is currently an attorney with Hartline, Dacus, Barger, Dreyer & Kern, L.L.P in Corpus Christi, TX.  Previously, Mr. Garcia was a White House Fellow, serving as a special assistant to Richard Riley, the Secretary of Education.  Since 1992 Mr. Garcia has been a Naval Aviator, and is currently the Commanding Officer of Naval Reserve Training Squadron 28.  Mr. Garcia earned a B.A. from the University of California in Los Angeles, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an M.P.P. from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.