MSgt Thomas Garcia, USAF (Ret)

Phone: 910-455-4868


Degrees and Certifications:

MSgt Thomas Garcia, USAF (Ret)

I graduated from Lejeune High School in May of 1994 and entered the United States Air Force in October 1994. After basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas I was trained as an Aircraft Hydraulics Systems mechanic and over the next 19 years of my career I worked on E-4B (Boeing 747), C-141, C-17, C-5 and KC-10 aircraft. During this time I also completed a 4 year assignment as an Enlisted Accessions Recruiter in Wilmington NC. My last 4 years in the Air Force I served as a First Sergeant, where my day-to-day mission was to guarantee a mission ready force to support the Air Force’s combat mission. I did this by advising my Squadron Commanders on problems, concerns, attitudes, morale, welfare and effective utilization of up to 450 personnel.  During my career I have been deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Joint Task Force Horn of Africa. I look forward to supporting the students of Northside High School and helping them achieve their goals not only in education but in life.  



2000 Airmen Leadership School, Rota NS, Spain

2004 USAF Enlisted Recruiter School, Lackland AFB, TX

2007 Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET), Brunswick Community College, Leland, NC

2008 USAF NCO Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Alabama

2012 Associates of Applied Science, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, CCAF, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

2012 Associates of Applied Science, Human Resource Management, CCAF, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

2012 USAF SNCO Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Alabama

2014 First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Alabama

2016 Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, American Military University, Charles Town, West Virgina



March 1995 – September 2000, E4-B Hydraulic Systems Journeyman, 1st ACCS, Offutt AFB, Nebraska

September 2000 - August 2004, Aircraft Hydraulic Systems Craftsman, 725 AMS, Rota NS, Spain

October 2004 - December 2008, Enlisted Accessions Recruiter, 337th Recruiting Squadron, Wilmington, NC

December 2008 – July 2012, KC-10 Hydraulic Systems Lead Tech, 660 AMXS, Travis AFB, California

July 2012 – January 2013, Section Chief, 660 AMXS, Travis AFB, California

January 2013 – March 2014, Lead Section Chief, 660 AMXS, Travis AFB, California

March 2014 – June 2015, First Sergeant, 60 MDTS, Travis AFB, California

June 2015 - July 2017, First Sergeant, 9 ASOS, Ft. Hood AIN, Texas