Newcomer’s placement on Pentagon spending panel attracts discover

After graduating from the Naval Academy, Garcia grew to become an F/A-18 Tremendous Hornet pilot throughout the Iraq Struggle. He flew over 30 fight missions throughout that stint, and stated this expertise gave him a superb sense of navy know-how, the nation’s strategic and tactical gaps, and the stresses of fight on each personnel and tools. 

Nevertheless, Garcia stated his expertise as a Raytheon government actually makes him stand out in a Congress with many veterans, together with many with fight expertise. At Raytheon, Garcia rose from center administration to program supervisor for the F-15EX, the next-generation fighter jet that the corporate is outfitting with radar programs.

Throughout his time at Raytheon, Garcia stated he noticed “the challenges that the Pentagon presents, that the client presents, and actually obtained a superb understanding of the place all of the choke factors are, the place all of the obstacles to going quicker lie, the place all of the inefficiencies lie, and the place the whole complicated type of fails in lots of circumstances.” 

Protection Subcommittee Chairman Ken Calvert, R-Calif., stated Garcia’s expertise within the Navy and at Raytheon prepares him effectively for the subcommittee. California’s function within the protection business additionally makes Garcia a superb match, Calvert stated. 

“He was in business at Raytheon, he understands the procurement aspect, which is extraordinarily essential,” Calvert stated. “That’s one of many issues we have to repair, as a result of the procurement system is damaged.” 

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