Military Bios

Rear Admiral (Select) Albert Garcia III:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Civil Engineer Corps Commander, Engineering Field Activity, Pacific
Rear Admiral (Select) Garcia was commissioned as an Ensign, Civil Engineer Corps, United States Navy, from the Naval ROTC program at the University of Missouri-Columbia on 14 May 1977. After completing the Civil Engineer Corps Officer School, Basic, he reported to Naval Station Rota, Spain, as the Activity Civil Engineer in the Public Works Department. While at Rota he was later reassigned as the Shops Engineer and Military Division Officer.
In February of 1980 Rear Adm. (Sel.) Garcia was transferred to Western Divisions of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command as the Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of Construction for the San Francisco Bay Area. Upon affiliating in the Reserves in 1986 he was assigned as the Detachment Officer In Charge of the San Antonio Detachment of NMCB-22. In October 1987 he served as the Delta Company Commander and in October 1988 he became the Operations Officer.
In October of 1990 he reported to the Mediterranean Area of the Directorate of Wartime Construction Management. From this position he was recalled to active duty for Operation Desert Storm where he was assigned as the Naval Liaison Officer for Engineering to CENTCOM. Upon transfer to the reserves in 1991 he was assigned to the Naval Reserve Contingency Engineering Program. Rear Adm. (Sel.) Garcia was selected as the Operations Officer of the Ninth Naval Construction Regiment in 1993. In August of 1995 he was selected as the Commanding Officer of NMCB-22. He was later assigned as the Training and Readiness Officer of the Third Naval Construction Brigade.
Rear Adm. (Sel.) Garcia was then assigned as Commanding Officer of Officer in Charge of Construction, Atlantic. In September 2000 he was selected as the Commodore for the 9th Naval Construction Regiment. In 2003 Rear Adm. (Sel.) Garcia was recalled in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he commanded Task Force Charlie of the MEF Engineering Group and later was assigned as the Deputy Commander of the MEF Engineering Group in Iraq.
Rear Adm. (Sel.) Garcia’s professional background includes a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Ph. D. in Environmental Engineering. He was a tenured Associate Professor at Texas A&M responsible for both teaching and research programs in advanced bioreactor design. He has actively consulted in the United States, Europe, and Central America.
In 1992 he started MRV Engineers and Constructors, a Design/Build Corporation specializing in industrial wastewater treatment projects throughout the United States where he is currently serving as president. Rear Adm. (Sel.) Garcia is registered as a Professional Engineer in 18 states.
Effective: 1 October 2004


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