VADM Sir Michael D. Garcia, GCE, OC, KR, SC, OG, CGM, GS, RMN

VADM Sir Michael D. Garcia, GCE, OC, KR, SC, OG, CGM, GS, RMN

Embarked Flag Officer, HMS Medusa (SD-316)

First Baron, McCovey Cove

F-3F-3

Position(s) Held:

Most Honorable Order of King Roger I
Knight (KR)

Most Regal Order of Queen Elizabeth I
Knight Grand Cross (GCE)

HMS Unconquered (CL-16)
Administration Officer (Class of 2015)

Ellen D’Orville Society
Cum Laude (Founding Member of the Society)

Office of the First Space Lord
Deputy First Space Lord

TRMN Amateur Radio Auxiliary
Member (KK6TOU)

Awards and Medals


OSWP
RMN Basic Observer Wings
Biographical Profile
Rear Admiral Michael Garcia is an Embarked Flag Officer aboard HMS Medusa, acting as a Command Advisor to the ship’s command team. In addition to his shipboard duties, he also serves as the current Third Space Lord (Bureau of Ships). His history aboard ship reaches to the very beginning; he is a keel-plate owner of the battlecruiser HMS Artemis (BC-592) as well as HMS Medusa. In his time aboard Artemis, he served as the Ship’s Bosun from April 2014 to July 2015. Additionally, he served as the Fleet Senior Master Chief Petty Officer for Tenth Fleet, from June 2014 to August 2015. Later, he served as Commanding Officer of HMS Artemis, from October to November 2015. He was HMS Medusa‘s first Commanding Officer when she commissioned on November 14, 2015 and served until February 17, 2016. When he is not performing his official duties for BuShips, he always wears the assignment patch of HMS Medusa.
He first read On Basilisk Station in 2000, but never returned to the Honorverse until 2014. Since then, he has made it through to the end of Ashes of Victory. His favorite novel is “Honor Among Enemies,” and his favorite character (so far) is Horace Harkness.
When he is not serving as the Deputy Third Space Lord, he is working at a Fortune 500 company as a network operations engineer. He has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area all of his life, presently residing in his hometown of San Jose with his wife and two cats. He is an on-air talent for a local Internet radio station, writes an unhealthy amount of fiction (both fanfic and original works), and acts at the server administrator for several organizations such as the Ad Astra Star Trek Fanfiction Archive and Where No One Has Gone Before. He is an avid and passionate fan of baseball in all of its forms, with lifelong allegiances to two Major League Baseball teams: the San Francisco Giants and the Cleveland Indians. In addition to baseball, he supports the other, lesser sports and affiliated teams such as the San Jose Sharks (NHL) and the Golden State Warriors (NBA).

Service Record

Assignments & Promotions
February 5, 2014
RMN_Shoulder_Flash Applied to The Royal Manticoran Navy.
February 5, 2014
Rank_RMN_E-1_Sleeve Application approved by BuPers; Enlisted at rank of SPACER 3RD CLASS. Assigned to HMS Roland (DD-476).
March 4, 2014
RMN_Shoulder_Flash Transferred to HM Pinnace Roland-One.
April 15, 2014
HMS_Artemis_Assignment_Patch Transferred to HMS Artemis (BC-592).
Rank_RMN_E-7_Sleeve Brevetted to the rank of CHIEF BOATSWAIN’S MATE (E-7) and assigned as SHIP’S BOSUN.
Both by order of the Third Space Lord, ADM Sir John Roberts, KDE, SC, Baron New Mecklenburg. Assigned as Ship’s Bosun, HMS Artemis (BC-592).
June 1, 2014
Rank_RMN_E-11_Sleeve Brevetted to the rank of SENIOR MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER by order of the Talbott Fleet Commanding Officer, ADM Lady Chrissy Killian, Baroness Fontana Flats. Assigned as Talbott Fleet SMCPO. (Made permanent E-10 on June 1, 2015)
June 30, 2015
Rank_RMN_F-1_Sleeve Promoted to the rank of COMMODORE.
3SL Assigned as the Deputy Third Space Lord (Bureau of Ships).
Both of the above by order of the Third Space Lord, Admiral Lord Sir John Roberts, KDE, SC, Earl New Mecklenburg.
October 22, 2015
HMS Artemis Requested and required to assume command of HMS Artemis (BC-592), by order of the Third Space Lord, ADM Lord Sir John Roberts, KDE, SC, Earl New Mecklenburg.
November 14, 2015
HMS Medusa Requested and required to assume command of HMS Medusa (SD-316), by order of the Third Space Lord, ADM Lord Sir John Roberts, KDE, SC, Earl New Mecklenburg.
February 17, 2016
HMS Medusa Relinquished command of HMS Medusa (SD-316) by order of the Third Space Lord, ADM Lord Sir John Roberts, KDE, SC, Earl New Mecklenburg.
February 18, 2016
6SL Assigned as the Yeoman Instructor within the Administration Department of the Saganami Island Academy, by order of the Sixth Space Lord, Admiral Lord Sir James Friedline, KSK, KE, Earl neu Odenwaldkries.
May 22, 2016
6SL Assigned as the Chair of the Administration Department of the Saganami Island Academy, by order of the Sixth Space Lord, Admiral Lord Sir James Friedline, KSK, KE, Earl neu Odenwaldkries.
December 10, 2016
6SL Relieved of duty as the Chair of the Administration Department of the Saganami Island Academy, by order of the Sixth Space Lord, Admiral Lord Sir James Friedline, KSK, KE, SC, Earl neu Odenwaldkries.
January 1, 2017
RADM Promoted to the rank of REAR ADMIRAL OF THE RED.
3SL Assigned as the Third Space Lord (Bureau of Ships).
All of the above by order of the First Lord of the Admiralty, Admiral of the Fleet, His Grace, Sir Martin Lessem, KSK, GCE, KCR, DSO, CGM, GS, Duke, New Scania.
March 21, 2019
Resigned from his role as THIRD SPACE LORD.
March 29, 2019
VADM Promoted to the rank of VICE ADMIRAL OF THE RED.
1SL Assigned as the Deputy First Space Lord.
All of the above by order of the First Space Lord, The Right Honorable Fleet Admiral of the Red Dame Laura Lochen, KDR, KDE, MC, SC, DSO, CGM, QBM, RMN, Countess of Boundary Waters.
Training Record
Promotion Qualifications
Royal Manticoran Naval Academy (RMN/RMMC/RMMM)
Exam Description
SMCPO RMN Enlisted Academy:
SMCPO (HIGH HONORS, 5/10/2014)
Rank_RMN_W-4_Collar RMN Warrant Officer Academy:
SCWO (HIGH HONORS, 8/1/2015)
CATPJG RMN Officer Academy:
CAPTJG (HIGH HONORS, 10/26/2015)
VADM RMN War College:
VADM (HIGH HONORS, 11/06/2016)
LCPL RMMC Enlisted Academy:
LCPL (HIGH HONORS, 01/14/2017)
RMMM RMMM Academy:
SP3 (HONORS, 01/16/2017)
Isaiah Mackenzie Naval Academy (GSN)
Exam Description
S1C GSN Enlisted Academy:
S1C (HONORS, 01/04/2017)
Technical Specialties
Exam Description
Personnelman “D” School (HONORS, 10/26/2014)
Rating_RMN_Navy_Counselor “D” School (HIGH HONORS, 3/16/2016)
Steward “A” School (HIGH HONORS, 6/12/2014)
Yeoman “D” School (HIGH HONORS, 10/14/2015)
Coxswain “D” School (HONORS, 10/13/2015)
Helmsman “D” School (HONORS, 10/13/2015)
Plotting Specialist “A” School (HONORS, 5/11/2014)
FT “A” School (HIGH HONORS, 6/10/2015)
EW Technician “D” School (PASS, 7/7/2015)
Communications Technician “D” School (PASS, 9/25/2014)
Damage Control Tech “D” School (PASS, 7/7/2015)
Ops Spec “C” School (HIGH HONORS, 6/11/2015)
Boatswain “D” School (HONORS, 6/11/2015)
Master-at-Arms “D” School (HONORS, 11/04/2015)

 

Commendations & Qualifications
April 21, 2014
space_service_deployment_ribbon Awarded the Space Service Deployment Ribbon by the Sixth Space Lord, ADM Sir James Friedline, KE.
June 5, 2014
AFSM Awarded the Armed Forces Service Medal by the Sixth Space Lord, ADM Sir James Friedline, KE.
July 18, 2014
NRES Qualified with the Rifle as Expert Shooter; confirmed and conferred by the Provost Marshal, RADM Sir Daniel Walker, MC, KR, CBM.
August 9, 2014
NCD Awarded the Navy Commendation Decoration for “his single-handed work on the amazing http://hmsmedusa.org which sets a very high bar for chapter websites among the RMN,” by Commanding Officer, Task Group 91.1, CAPT Sir Thomas Marrone, KR.
August 16, 2014
POW Awarded the Prisoner of War Medal for appearing at the 2014 STARFLEET International Conference in TRMN garb (beret) by the Talbott Fleet Commander Officer, ADM Baroness Fontana Flats, Chrissy Killian.
September 22, 2014
NCD2 Awarded the Navy Commendation Decoration for having spent “the last month putting together the web presence of the Tenth Fleet. You can see his work at http://tenthfleet.org. For his outstanding contribution to the 10th Fleet, I hereby award Michael D Garcia the Navy Commendation Decoration,” by Commanding Officer, Tenth Fleet, ADM Lady Chrissy Killian, Baroness Fontana Flats.
October 13, 2014
MSM Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his “many contributions to the ship’s stores of HMS Wolf and HMS Artemis, ensuring that we have plenty of physical ribbons, ribbon racks and beret patches on hand so that we may present them to our spacers as they earn them” and for contributing “generously to the production costs of 10th Fleet’s table presence at Convolution, ensuring we represented the RMN and the Queen with professional excellence,” by the Task Group 91.1 Commanding Officer, CAPT (SG) Sir Thomas Marrone, KR.
October 16, 2014
HOSM Awarded the Havenite Operation Service Medal for his “actions during Convolution 2014,” by the Tenth Fleet Commanding Officer, ADM Lady Chrissy Killian, Baroness Fontana Flats.
October 26, 2014
HOSM Awarded the Masadan Occupation Medal for having “served on the staff of the STARFLEET International Region 4 Summit from October 17-19, 2014 in the capacity of delivering two panels (Launching a Chapter and Website & Social Media Strategies) in the Meeting Room (Room D). During the panel sessions, he wore his RMN beret and work jacket,” by the Tenth Fleet Commanding Officer, ADM Lady Chrissy Killian, Baroness Fontana Flats.
October 29, 2014
SWPE1 Earned the Space Warfare Qualification Pin (Enlisted), by order of the RMN Provost Marshal, RADM Sir Daniel Walker, MC, KE, CBM.
March 26, 2015
NPSS Qualified with the Pistol as Sharpshooter; confirmed and conferred by the Provost Marshal, RADM Sir Daniel Walker, MC, KR, CBM.
April 11, 2015
HOSM2 Awarded a second Havenite Operation Service Medal for “his outstanding service on behalf of the Fleet at FresCon 2015,” by the Tenth Fleet Commanding Officer, ADM Lady Chrissy Killian, First Baroness Fontana Flats.
May 23, 2015
OC Awarded the Osterman Cross for having “rendered exceptional service on behalf of The Royal Manticoran Navy as a Non-Commissioned Officer through his exemplary work on the Tenth Fleet’s Webpage, and his actions at Convolution.”
GS Awarded the Gryphon Star for [citation pending].
Both awarded by the First Lord of the Admiralty, Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Sir Martin A. Lessem, KSK, GCE, KCR, DSO, GS, First Duke, New Scania.
POW2 Awarded a second Prisoner of War Medal for “his participation in the USS Golden Gate’s anniversary party while wearing the Manticoran Beret.”
MOM2 Awarded a second Masadan Occupation Medal for “his participation in the Honor Guard of the STARFLEET Region 3 Summit in San Antonio, TX, while wearing his full Royal Manticoran Naval uniform.”
Both awarded by the Tenth Fleet Commanding Officer, ADM Dame Chrissy Killian, First Baroness Fontana Flats.
June 5, 2015
MID Mentioned in Dispatches for “creating a multimedia power point presentation and innovating in the field of recruiting. This new 10th Fleet convention table presentation resulted in a notable increase in recruitment at FresCon.” Mention was given by the Commanding Officer of HMS Artemis, CAPT Sir Thomas Marrone, KR.
NMAM Awarded the Navy/Marine Achievement Medal “for taking great initiative as leaders of the chapter, consistently going above and beyond as XO and Bosun during the CO’s absence, organizing and leading all chapter meetings and events over the last several months.”
Both awarded by the Commanding Officer of HMS Artemis, CAPT Sir Thomas Marrone, KR.
July 1, 2015
royal_meritorious_unit_citation Awarded the Royal Meritorious Unit Citation as a member of Task Group 91.1 (HMS Artemis) for “their hard work and continued excellence in their duties,” by the order of the Commanding Officer of Tenth Fleet, ADM Lady Chrissy Killian, Baroness Fontana Flats.
November 1, 2015
HMS_Unconquered_Assignment_Shoulder_Flash Inducted as CREWMEMBER of HMS Unconquered by order of the Third Space Lord, ADM Lord Sir John Roberts, KDE, SC, Earl New Mecklenburg.
November 2, 2015
NCOSCR Awarded the Non-Commissioned Officers Senior Course Ribbon, by order of the Provost Marshal, VADM Lord Sir Daniel Walker, MC, KE, GS, CBM, Baron Mars-Evans.
November 3, 2015
SAPCM Awarded the Silesian Anti-Piracy Campaign Medal for “having taken extended travel to perform and assist in HonorCon 2015, have helped to make things successful and to facilitate the smooth running of said event,” by order of the Task Group 91.1 Commanding Officer, CDRE James Jones, SC, ME, CGM, GS.
November 5, 2015
SWPO Earned the Space Warfare Qualification Pin (Officer), by order of the RMN Provost Marshal, VADM Lord Sir Daniel Walker, MC, KE, CBM, Baron Mars-Evans.
November 12, 2015
RMN Basic Observer Wings Earned the Basic Observer Wings, by order of the Astro Control Officer, CDR Garrett Bitker.
November 15, 2015
MSM2 Awarded a second Meritorious Service Medal for “Meritorious Service to Tenth Fleet in establishing a Wiki and assembling information on behalf of their fellow members with diligence, professionalism, and care,” by order of the Commanding Officer of Tenth Fleet, ADM Lady Chrissy Killian, Baroness Fontana Flats.
December 23, 2015
MCAM Awarded the Manticoran Combat Action Medal for completing forty examinations, by order of the Sixth Space Lord, ADM Lord Sir Jame Friedline, KSK, KE, Earl neu Odenwaldkreis.
March 8, 2016
HWCM Awarded the Havenite War Campaign Medal for his involvement and assistance during HonorCon 2015, by the order of the Commanding Officer of Tenth Fleet, ADM Lady Chrissy Killian, Baroness Fontana Flats.
May 28, 2016
NAM Awarded the Navy/Marine Achievement Medal for services rendered at the 2016 Intergalactic Expo, by the order of the Commanding Officer of Task Group 91.1, CDRE James Jones, SC, OE, OG, GS, CGM.
royal_meritorious_unit_citation Awarded a second Royal Meritorious Unit Citation as a member of HMS Medusa for “outstanding effort in winning the Gunnery Challenge of the 2016 Talbott Cup,” by the order of the Commanding Officer of Tenth Fleet, ADM Lady Chrissy Killian, Countess Fontana Flats.
June 12, 2016
HOSM Awarded a fourth Havenite Operational Service Medal “for actions taken at BayCon 2016”, by order of the Commanding Officer of Tenth Fleet, ADM Lady Chrissy Killian, Countess Fontana Flats.
June 12, 2016
HOSM Awarded a fourth Havenite Operational Service Medal “for actions taken at BayCon 2016”, by order of the Commanding Officer of Tenth Fleet, ADM Lady Chrissy Killian, Countess Fontana Flats.
July 20, 2016
Inducted as a founding member of the Ellen D’Orville Society, cum laude, by order of the Commandant of the Saganami Island Naval Academy, RADM Sir Eric Schulman, OM, SC, OG, ME.
August 27, 2016
order_of_queen_elizabeth_two Inducted into the Most Regal Order of Queen Elizabeth I at the rank of Knight Companion “as a reward for donations since 20-FEB-11. This Officer is now afforded the honours and privileges associated with the above Class, including the post-nominal letters of KCE, and the right to be known as ‘Sir,'” by the order of the First Lord of the Admiralty, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Sir Martin A. Lessem, KSK, GCE, KCR, DSO, CGM, GS, Duke New Scania, on behalf of Her Majesty, the Sovereign Queen of the Star Kingdom of Manticore, Elizabeth III.
October 11, 2016
MSM3 Awarded a third Meritorious Service Medal for “Meritorious Service to Tenth Fleet for outstanding work as the Acting Chief of Staff,” by order of the Commanding Officer of Tenth Fleet, ADM Lady Chrissy Killian, Countess Fontana Flats.
October 28, 2016
MID Mentioned in Dispatches (II) for his “efforts as” an “alpha and beta tester of Medusa Mobile.” Mention was given by the Fourth Space Lord, Admiral of the Green Lord Sir Robert W. Bulkeley, Jr., KSK, SC, CGM, DSO, Earl New Essex.
October 29, 2016
SC Awarded the Saganami Cross for [citation pending], by the order of the First Lord of the Admiralty, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Sir Martin A. Lessem, KSK, GCE, KCR, DSO, CGM, GS, Duke New Scania.
December 22, 2016
order_of_queen_elizabeth_two Promoted to the rank of Knight Commander within the Most Regal Order of Queen Elizabeth I “as a reward for donations since 20-FEB-11. This Officer is now afforded the honours and privileges associated with the above Class, including the post-nominal letters of KDE, and the right to be known as ‘Sir,'” by the order of the First Lord of the Admiralty, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Sir Martin A. Lessem, KSK, GCE, KCR, DSO, CGM, GS, Duke New Scania, on behalf of Her Majesty, the Sovereign Queen of the Star Kingdom of Manticore, Elizabeth III.
January 1, 2017
CGM Awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal for “services that went above and beyond the call of duty and which were performed at a high level for an extended period of time,” for taking on “extra duties, they worked to revise the policies and procedures of the Bureau of Ships so that things were easier to locate and operated MUCH more efficiently,” by the order of the First Space Lord, FADM Lord Sir John Roberts, GCE, SC, OR, CGM, Earl New Mecklenburg.
January 07, 2017
QE3CM Awarded the Queen Elizabeth III Coronation Medal pursuant to Admiralty Order 1701-02, which states “this Award is granted to any member who served during the 12 Month Calendar Year beginning on 01JAN17. This is to celebrate 10 years since the founding of The Royal Manticoran Navy, The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association” by order of the First Lord of the Admiralty, AOTF Lord Sir Martin A. Lessem, KSK, GCR, GCE, DSO, CGM, GS, Duke New Scania.
May 9, 2017
OQE Promoted to the rank of Knight Grand Cross within the Most Regal Order of Queen Elizabeth I “as a reward for donations since 20-FEB-11. This Officer is now afforded the honours and privileges associated with the above Class, including the post-nominal letters of GCE, and the right to be known as ‘Sir,'” by the order of the First Lord of the Admiralty, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Sir Martin A. Lessem, KSK, GCE, KCR, DSO, CGM, GS, Duke New Scania, on behalf of Her Majesty, the Sovereign Queen of the Star Kingdom of Manticore, Elizabeth III.
May 25, 2017
RUCG Award the Royal Unit Citation for Gallantry as a member of the Bureau of Ships for “demonstrated Gallantry in service to The Royal Manticoran Navy, the Bureau of Ships performed above and beyond the call of duty for the year of 2016. In the face of major change to our organization, when the most unfortunate circusmtances led to the then-Third Space Lord being called to act as Chief of Naval Operations, the Bureau did, with a minimal staff of three persons, reconfigure itself to handle the high influx of command changes, vessel upgrades, new constructions, small craft launches, and decommissions over the course of the year. The Bureau handled, with high professionalism and great care, the most difficult and unpopular duties in the latter half of the year, in the face of public and private complaint. In addition to their attention to duty, they worked hard to support the efforts of then-Admrial New Mecklenburg in his dual capacity, specifically by offering counsel, performing yeoman functions, and the collation of information whenever necessary to executing that role in order to bring the highest levels of efficiency to both Bureaus. The actions of the members of the Bureau of Ships demonstrate unwavering loyalty and stalwart service to their fellow members, and reflect great credit upon themselves and The Royal Manticoran Navy,” by order of the First Lord of the Admiralty, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Sir Martin A. Lessem, KSK, GCE, KCR, DSO, CGM, GS, Duke New Scania.
KR Inducted into the Most Honorable Order of Knight Roger I at the rank of Knight for “stepping up and assisting in running the Office of the Third Space Lord after Fleet Admiral Akers was diagnosed with cancer, and then-Admiral Roberts was called upon to cover his position. This reflects highly on his dedication and commitment to the Royal Manticoran Navy,” by the order of the Prime Minister of the Star Kingdom of Manticore, Lord Sir David Weber, KSK, GCR, GCE, CGM, Grand Duke, New Montana, on behalf of Her Majesty, the Sovereign Queen of the Star Kingdom of Manticore, Elizabeth III.
May 30, 2017
royal_meritorious_unit_citation Awarded a third Royal Meritorious Unit Citation as a member of HMS Medusa for “an outstanding reading in the Gunnery Challenge, the first challenge in the Black Sphinx Challenge,” by the order of the Commanding Officer of Tenth Fleet, ADM Lady Chrissy Killian, Countess Fontana Flats.
June 04, 2017
HWC Awarded a second Havenite War Campaign Medal for actions taken at BayCon 2017, by the order of the Commanding Officer of Tenth Fleet, ADM Lady Chrissy Killian, OCN, QBM, Countess Fontana Flats.
December 30, 2017
MOM Awarded a fourth Madadan Occupation Medal for “attendance at HonorCon 2017, which also served as a meeting of the North American Commonwealth Defense Corps (NACDC), the official fan association for Marko Kloos’ Frontlines series”, by the order of the Third Space Lord, RADM Michael D. Garcia, GCE, OC, KR, SC, CGM, GS.
April 10, 2018
SAPCM Awarded a fifth Silesian Anti-Piracy Campaign Medal for actions taken at NorWesCon 41, by the order of the Commanding Officer of Tenth Fleet, RADM Sir James Jones, GCE, CR, SC.
May 26, 2018
CSM Awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal “For Conspicuous Service while serving in a leadership position and performing your duties to a high standard of excellence, benefitting all members of the RMN”, by the order of the First Space Lord, FADM John Roberts, KSK, GCE, SC, OR, CGM, CBM, Earl New Mecklenburg.
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