Since retirement from the active duty US Air Force, Mr Garcia entered industry as a program and project management consultant. His consulting clients include the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), Government Services Administration (GSA), and United Services Automobile Association (USAA).
Mr Garcia holds the following certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III Program Management, DAWIA Level II Test & Evaluation (T&E) and DAWIA Level I Acquisition Logistics. His specialties include Defense and Security Acquisition, Program/Project Management, Integrated Product Team (IPT) leadership, Earned Value Management (EVM), Risk Management, Project Scheduling, Cost Estimating, Test & Evaluation (T&E), & Planning-Programming-Budgeting-Execution (PPBE).
Art Garcia holds a Master's Degree in Organizational/Human Resource Development from Abilene Christian University and a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University. Mr Garcia is bilingual in conversational Spanish. Art Garcia also holds a Top Secret/Secret Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) clearance.
Mr Garcia's instructor experiences include the Project Management Programs at George Mason University's Learning Solutions as well as the Government Contracting and Pricing at the University of Maryland Graduate School of Public Policy. He is a currently member in good standing of the Project Management Institute and the Alamo PMI Chapter in San Antonio, Texas. Mr Garcia launched Program Management Consulting and Training, LLC in 2014.
Program Management Consulting and Training, LLC is a self-certified Service-Disabled Veteran and Minority Owned Small Business
Art Garcia is a retired United States Air Force (USAF) military officer, service-disabled veteran and career program manager, eager to serve the next generation of government and industry leadership and management professionals by applying his skills, training, knowledge and experience to help them solve today’s organizational, program and project challenges.
Mr Garcia combines a deep commitment to serving the client with an outstanding background in program and project management, training, logistics and leadership to deliver relevant, practical and innovative coaching and support to federal government, commercial and non-profit clients. During his 20 years of active duty service with the USAF, Mr Garcia served in a multitude of operational assignments, major defense acquisition programs, both in production and in sustainment, and headquarters staffs. In these assignments, Mr Garcia executed duties and responsibilities in a variety of leadership positions throughout the program and project lifecycle: research & development project manager, test & evaluation manager, systems engineer, logistician, software development program manager, and acquisition policy analyst. Mr Garcia culminated his USAF career in defense acquisition teaching acquisition and program management at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), coaching students through team-based problem-solving, brainstorming policy & practice-based options, selecting a course of action, and presenting business case solutions.
Program Management Consulting and Training, LLC