Vice President, OperationsAl Garcia

As Vice President of Operations, Al Garcia manages a portfolio of Federal Government projects nationwide. Mr. Garcia is a talented senior manager who came to Paragon in 2011 through the acquisition of Security Consultants Group, itself a $100M powerhouse in the Government security arena.

Prior to joining Paragon/SCG, Mr. Garcia, served as a Colonel in the US Marine Corps . He has functioned as a logistics officer for an Infantry and Artillery Battalion, as well as an Artillery Regiment. In addition, Mr. Garcia was activated in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) and supported both the G-1 and G-4 sections of an Infantry Division as part of 4th Marine Division FWD. His Unit was a significant contributor to the Global War on Terrorism via the activation on reservists in support of the active component for the deployment to Iraq and other operations in the Horn of Africa. Col. Garcia’s overall mission was to assist in the integration of both reserve and active Marines and Units in order to more effectively conduct any Campaigns relating to the protection of the vital interests of the United States and its allies. Col. Garcia was awarded two Naval Commendation Medals for his contributions to the War on Terrorism.

Mr. Garcia has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Politics and Government Administration from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin.