Juan Garcia

Board Member

Juan Garcia serves as Deloitte’s Veteran/Military-Affiliated Leader. He joined Deloitte in September ‘18 as a Managing Director in the Defense, Security and Justice sector following three years as Amazon’s Global Leader for Associate Development at the tech retailer’s Seattle headquarters.

Prior to that, Garcia was appointed by President Obama as the 17th Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower). Highlights of his tenure in the Pentagon included the historic integration of women into the Submarine Force, the successful execution of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal, the return of Naval ROTC to the Ivy League for the first time since Vietnam, and a focus on the reintegration of Wounded Warriors.

Garcia was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006, representing House District 32 (Corpus Christi area) and serving on the Defense Affairs Committee.

Captain Garcia is a Naval Aviator, with 13 years of active duty and 13 years in the naval reserves, including multiple deployments to the Persian Gulf and Western Pacific, and command of a flight instructor squadron.

Garcia was selected as a White House Fellow in 1999-2000, serving as a Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Education. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and UCLA, selected to give the Student Commencement Speech at his 1988 graduation.

Garcia sits on the National Board of Directors for The Wounded Warrior Project, and was selected as a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

He and his wife Denise met as moot court partners at Harvard Law, and have four teenage children.