U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Marion Garcia, 200th Military Police Commander, poses for a command portrait in the Army portrait studio at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, June 7, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Monica King/Released) (Photo by Monica King)
Major General Garcia graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1987 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Military Police Corps. Her military educations includes the Military Police Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms Service Staff School, the Command and General Staff College, the United States Army War College, and the Advanced Joint Professional Military Education School. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Science from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, a Master of Science in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health from the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University.
Her leadership experience includes platoon leader in Korea and Germany; Commander HHD 720th Military Battalion Fort Hood, Texas and Operation Provide Comfort Somalia; Commander 324th Military Police Battalion (Internment/Resettlement) Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and Baghdad Iraq; Commander 3rd Brigade/3rd Division/75th Training Command Fort Sheridan, Illinois; and Deputy Commander Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. She currently serves as the commanding general of the 200th Military Police Command, based at Fort Meade, Maryland.
Major General Garcia has served in a wide variety of staff and leadership assignments including Rear Battle Plans Officer, 14th Military Police Brigade, Operation Desert Shield/ Desert Storm; Training Officer 385th Military Police Battalion Stuttgart, Germany; S3, 336th Military Police Battalion Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Executive Officer, 384th Military Police Battalion, Fort Wayne, Indiana; S3, Joint Detention Operations Group, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and Chief of Staff, 200th Military Police Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.
Her awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Parachutist Badge and German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge (Bronze).