About Max

Hello my name is Max Garcia.


I recently retired from the Marines in 2019 to pursue life coaching and inspirational speaking. Somewhere between my 3rd combat tour and my time as a Drill Instructor I developed a huge passion for helping people overcome adversity and achieve the impossible.  Previously, as the senior enlisted Marine for the largest operational battalion in the Marine Corps I’m comfortable with and routinely speak to groups of over 1,000 people. Shoot me an email and let me know how I can help you individually or make your next event unforgettable!



Max Garcia joined the Marines in 1994, later becoming a Drill Instructor in 1999.  In 2003 and 2004, he deployed twice to Iraq and was awarded the combat action ribbon, and a medal for Valor from General Mattis who was recently the US Secretary (Minister) of Defense.   


From 2006 to 2009 Max was a ROTC Instructor at the University of South Florida and a Drill Instructor for Officer Candidates before deploying to Afghanistan in 2010.


From 2012 to 2014 Max served with Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, better known as FAST Company, in Spain until selection to Sergeant Major, the top enlisted rank in the Marines.  He then transferred to Okinawa, Japan deploying to multiple countries in the Pacific.  Max has traveled to all 50 US states and 70 countries. 


In late 2018 just before transitioning out of the Marines he became an Amazon #1 Best Seller in "The Abundance Factor" with Joe Vitale who was featured in the hit movie "The Secret".  


Max is married to the former Carolyn Michel of Sydney, Australia and they have one daughter named Coralyn.  

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