Gregory L. Garcia: New Army Deputy Chief Information Officer/G-6

By CIO/G-6 Staff WriterOctober 1, 2018

Gregory L. Garcia
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The Army recently announced Gregory L. Garcia as the new Army Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO)/G-6 beginning Oct. 1.

No stranger to working with the Army Staff, Garcia formerly served as the Executive Director, U.S. Army Information Technology Agency (ITA) at the Pentagon. He comes to the Army Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he most recently served as the CIO/G-6 since 2016.

As the DCIO of the Army, Garcia will serve as a trusted agent and senior advisor in all matters to the CIO/G-6. He will share responsibilities with the CIO/G-6 for supervising and reviewing the formulation and execution of the Army's information management/information technology (IM/IT) mission area and advises Army senior leadership on IT and communications issues and their impact on warfighting capabilities, to include ensuring network support to current and future force capabilities.

"He is a tremendous talent who is exactly the right leader, at the right time to help build on the great work of the past while we posture the CIO/G-6 to support the Army of the future," said Lt. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford, Army CIO/G-6. "His announcement as the next Army DCIO was a great day for our Army and the Joint Force. The Army congratulates and welcomes him," added Crawford.

Garcia, a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2005, served as Special Advisor, Cyber Operations, Secretary of the Air Force/A6 Chief Information Office. Earlier, he was deployed as the Deputy Director, Strategic Communications/Strategic Effects (J9), U.S. Forces-Iraq at U.S. Central Command, Baghdad, Iraq. He was also Deputy Director, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance/ Requirements Directorate, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command at Wright- Patterson AFB, OH;

Garcia has master's degrees in Public Policy and Business Administration as well as a bachelor's degree in Communications. His leadership and varied experience in technology, acquisition, and cybersecurity in both the Air Force and the Army make him an excellent choice to help posture the Army to deliver the network required to make the Army vision a reality.