Felix Garcia joined the Marine Corps and deployed as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Shrapnel wounds from an attack in November 2005 led to his medical discharge. After service, Garcia became active in the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes.
We sat down with Kevin Quarles, a Navy Veteran and staff member at Operation Stand Down, to learn about his service, the value that OSDTN brings to its community, and his personal efforts with the organization.
The secretary used the opportunity to discuss his five priorities for the department and highlight some of the progress made under his watch – while stressing to the Veterans service organizations his commitment to transparency.