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CDR Omar A. Garcia

Executive Officer, USS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) Blue Crew

01 October 2023
Commander Omar A. Garcia
Commander Omar A. Garcia
Commander Omar A. Garcia
Commander Omar A. Garcia
Commander Omar A. Garcia
Photo By: CNSP
VIRIN: 240115-N-N0831-0001
Commander Omar A. Garcia is a native of Eagle Pass, Texas.  After graduating from Abilene High School in 1999, he enlisted in the Navy and attended Navy Boot Camp at Great Lakes, Illinois. His first tour was onboard USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7) as an Electronics Technician.  He was selected for Seaman-to-Admiral 21 in 2004 and attended Prairie View A&M University.  In December 2007, he graduated with a B.S. in Accounting and received his commission.
His sea tours have included Division Officer, Interior/Exterior Communications, Main Propulsion Aft Plant, and 2nd Deck Division USS NASSAU (LHA 4); Weapons and Executive Officer, Patrol Coastal Crew BRAVO; Plans and Tactics Officer, USS SAN DIEGO (LPD 22); Operations Officer, USS MICHAEL MONSOOR (DDG 1001); and Material Officer (N4), Amphibious Squadron SEVEN – where he fleeted up to Operations Officer (N3) while embarked on USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8).

Ashore, Commander Garcia attended Texas A&M University earning a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering while serving as a Naval Science Instructor and Operations Officer for Texas A&M Naval ROTC.  His most recent tour he served as Administrative Officer at Assault Craft Unit FIVE (ACU-5) and continued there as Executive Officer in Camp Pendleton, CA. 

He is currently the Executive Officer for USS MIGUEL KEITH (ESB-5) Blue Crew. 

Commander Garcia's personal decorations include Navy Commendation Medal (5 awards), and Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 awards), as well as multiple unit and service awards.

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