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2024 Speakers

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Joseph Garcia

Executive Director, Education Service Veterans Benefits Administration

Joseph Garcia serves as Executive Director of Education Service (EDU) within the Veterans Benefits Administration. In his role, he leads more than 1,500 employees in the delivery of education and training benefits and services for Veterans and their families including one of VA’s most frequently used benefits, the Post-9/11 GI Bill. VA disburses over $10B in benefits annually to more than 800,000 Veterans, Service members and their families. Mr. Garcia previously served in Higher Education in Vice President roles at three different colleges. Garcia spent 28 years in the Air Force, including tours at the Pentagon, Air Force Academy, Germany and South Korea, and a Middle East deployment. He taught leadership courses at the Air Force Academy and The Citadel and has authored four leadership books.

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