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Master Sergeant Fortino R. Garcia Jr. is the Aerospace Science Instructor, Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC), Deland High School, Unit FL-023, Deland Florida.
Master Sergeant Garcia entered the Air Force as an Airman in 1985. He was a Personnel Specialist for three years. He retrained into the medical field as Medical Technician for 16 years. He then retrained to a Command Post Specialist for the last year of his career. He was assigned to a variety of bases and leadership positions throughout his 20 years in the Air Force. Sergeant Garcia was a distinguished graduate from Airman Leadership School, completed Non-Commissioned Officer Academy by correspondence, and the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy correspondence course. Sergeant Garcia has been an AFJROTC Instructor for twelve years. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from the University of Tampa, Associates degrees in Allied Health Services and Human Resource Development from the Community College of the Air Force. He is blessed to be married to the love of his life Jacki Garcia, and together they have three fantastic children—Ashley, Fortino III, and Kelli. He is also a proud grandparent of two grandchildren--Brody and Elizabelle.