Antonio GarciaVisiting Scholar
Antonio Garcia is a visiting scholar at New York University, Centre on International Cooperation and a PhD candidate at Stellenbosch University. His research interests include military history, military geography and peace operations. He has served in the South African Army as an officer and senior officer for 16 years. During his service he has been deployed in two peacekeeping missions, in the DRC (MONUSCO) and Darfur (UNAMID), serving as a brigade military engineer staff officer and regimental combat engineer troop commander respectively.
He has held various command and staff positions at field and HQ levels including internal and regional missions. His experience comprises diverse roles including squadron and troop command, force preparation and combat mission readiness, brigade level operations planning, terrain intelligence and landward based operations. Antonio has also worked at the intersection of training; research and development; and doctrine and policy. As a visiting lecturer he taught at various military colleges and schools and he also holds an adjunct faculty position at the University of South Africa.