Warriors, Inc. and its Cadre
Robert Garcia was born in July 1979 in Mexico and moved with his family to the Los Angeles area where he attended high school in the San Fernando Valley area. He enlisted in the U.S Marine Corps Reserve while still in school and departed for recruit training in San Diego following graduation. After boot camp and training at the School of Infantry, he was assigned to the 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, a unit formed around the innovative LAR-25 wheeled combat vehicle weapons system. He trained in a variety of skills including logistics, communications and ground reconnaissance as an infantry scout.
When his unit was attached to the 1st Marine Division for combat service in 2003, Robert deployed to Iraq and took part in the early portions of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His unit was one of the first to cross the line of departure from Kuwait and led the division in the lightning drive toward Baghdad. During these operations in Iraq, Robert was wounded in action and awarded the Purple Heart.
He stayed in Iraq with his unit and was involved primarily in humanitarian missions and providing security for national elections. Also during this period, Robert provided security escorts for high-risk informants who provided valuable intelligence to allied forces.
Following this combat tour, Robert completed his obligated active service and was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps. He initially took employment in the private security area where his military training and combat experience made him a valuable asset. During this time, he came to the attention of Warriors Inc., the most well-known and high-profile military consultancy service to the entertainment industry. He was hired to portray a soldier in the award-winning Green Day music video Wake Me When September Ends, which involves soldiers in combat in Iraq. His performance led to an apprenticeship with Warriors Inc. where he was eventually accepted as a member of the cadre and assigned as a trainer and performer in a number of other high-profile movie and television projects.