Ambrocio Garcia

Ambrocio Garcia


Multi-faceted Financial and Logistics Manager with over 20 years of broad budget, material, logistics operation and financial management experience. Extremely successful in managing multimillion-dollar budgets and assets utilizing diverse workforces in highly visible Domestic and International environments. Proven leader, skillful program manager, keen problem solver, excellent analytical skills, customer service oriented, and a strategic planner with a strong CAN DO attitude.

Budget Planning and Financial Management

Successfully managed annual budgets ranging from $2M to $55M for multiple government organizations.Designed a comprehensive annual spending plan for managers to use for judicious expenditure of public funds and serve as historical data for accurate future budget projections. Supervised and trained procurement teams to adhere to strict governmental policies and procedures. Programs consistently received highest rating from external auditors.

Analysis and Problem Solving

A master in identifying issues and resolving problems. Offers an impartial analysis, recommends options or solution and works toward an acceptable solution for all concerned. Saved the government $5M of force protection funds through reprogramming and project consolidation.

Project and Team Management

Provided expert financial and professional oversight to construction and renovation projects. Expertise ensured highly visible and critical projects stayed within budget and on schedule. Led a group of accomplished individuals to develop a sustainable emergency services budget when mandatory budget cuts were implemented. Used team members’ unique talent and strengths to achieve a common goal.

Logistics Operations Management

Spearheaded simple to complex logistics operations from moving large volume of materials from/to different locations to providing logistics solutions to customers on the other side of the globe. Coordinated all aspects of logistics and manpower support to distant satellite offices during peak operational period.

Inventory Control

Created a detailed inventory procedure and accounting program for 60,000 line items of furniture, furnishing, and equipment (FFE) worth over $7.8M. Established inventory and internal controls for accurate management of high valued plant properties and materials. Introduced, enhanced and implemented stringent accountability guidelines for pilferable and minor property items.

Effective Trainer

Trained direct reports and upper management on new initiatives resulting from process improvement or promulgated directives. Transformed an inefficient operation by training personnel in approved policies and procedures.

Work History

Work History
Jul 2008 - Present

Shipping and Receiving

Wynn Design And Development, LLC

Process all outgoing and incoming mail and packages. Distribute internal and external correspondence and supplies. Deliver materials and specifications to vendors and contractors. 

Feb 2008 - Jun 2008

Resource Partner

Harrington & Reed, Inc.

Partnered with distinctive human resource corporation which provides the critical linkage between quality opportunities and quality candidates, utilizing high visibility approaches, proven methodologies, time-saving processes and cutting-edge technologies, delivered by a team of experienced, knowledgeable and caring professionals

Jan 2006 - Dec 2007

Assistant Operational Support Officer (Management Analyst)

Fleet and Industrial Supply Center

Oversaw the efficient employment of 4 reserve units consisting of over 170 personnel. Compiled and submitted monthly employment and training reports to higher headquarters to assess program effectiveness and budget allocation.Drafted and presented weekly briefing on organization’s operational commitment. Briefing allowed upper management to focus manpower and logistics support to key areas to provide the best possible service. Identified and solicited qualified employees to volunteer as members of Logistics Response Team to respond to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.

Challenge: Tasked to provide additional manpower support to our 8 military post offices in 5 South East Asian countries. Post office workload during the holiday season tripled and regular postal employees needed help in processing large volume of outgoing and incoming mails and packages. There were no supplemental funds or staff available. 

Cost Containment – Recommended and coordinated the use of reserve contingent from stateside units which already have funding for various special projects. By working closely with each unit’s schedule planner, saved the organization more than $28K in travel and lodging cost.

Policy & Procedure Standardization – Incorporated strategy into the annual employment plan for the succeeding years. Expanded support to 10 military post offices.

Service Improvement – Postal employees noted that customers were extremely satisfied with our efficient service and received numerous praises for working diligently through out the holiday season in processing all incoming and outgoing mails. Resulted in huge boost in morale for people assigned to overseas locations.

Jul 2004 - Dec 2005

Supply Services Officer (Purchasing/Warehouse Manager)

Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka

Directed the overall management of Supply Services Division, 11 direct reports, 27 external representatives and $55 million annual budget. Supervised multiple functions including Finance, Procurement, Warehouse, and Japanese Prison Liaison. Program manager for Hazardous Material Program and Government Purchase Card (Credit Card) Program. Identified and refined process improvement in procurement, material delivery, expenditure reports and property accountability.

Challenge: The Supply Services Division were not functioning efficiently and not providing the best customer service. There were previous disciplinary problems that were affecting team effort and key training in some areas were lacking. There was unbalanced workload in the procurement section as a result of suspended certification of several procurement clerks due to questionable purchases. 

Staff Performance – Implemented key training initiatives to improve staff proficiency in customer service, policies and procedures, process improvement and professional knowledge. Encouraged supervisors to take pride and ownership of their programs and solicited feedback from all employees. Established training and certification goals which were achieved within four months of implementation.

Service Improvement – Streamlined procurement request processing timeline and eliminated redundant approval procedure for quicker delivery and increase productivity. Identified additional vendors which resulted in competitive and best value pricing. Cross trained staff to support unplanned losses and contingency operations.

Program Management – Conducted frequent internal audits on financial transactions ensuring approving officials and cardholders exceeded established standards. Attained the highest rating for Government Purchase Card Program from regional auditors for two consecutive years.

Mar 2000 - Jun 2004

Senior Enlisted Leader/Budget Manager

Naval Support Activity

Senior advisor to department heads and division officers for all areas pertaining to manpower, organization, discipline, and professional development of more than 350 assigned personnel. Managed a $7.7M budget for four Public Safety Departments (Fire, Security, Environmental, and Safety).

Challenge: Lead a diverse workforce prepared to respond to international and local emergencies. Efficiently and effectively managed a critical budget allotted for public safety and security.

Organizational Leadership – Excelled in every leadership position assigned. Instituted Professional Development Boards which resulted in increased promotions and decreased disciplinary incidents. Selected as 2003 Naval Forces Europe Senior Enlisted Leadership Awardee.

Funds Administration – Perfect foresight and accurate projections yielded a 40% increase in operating budget. Realigned five funded projects that saved $1.8M

Operations Management – Supervised 10 direct reports and 340 security personnel assigned to protect 10,000 U.S. personnel during sustained heightened Anti-Terrorism conditions.

Logistics Operation – Perfectly coordinated every aspect of logistics relating to the incorporation of a sizeable reserve contingent recalled to support security posture after the 9/11 terrorist attack.

Jun 1997 - Feb 2000

Inventory Manager

Naval Station Bremerton

Managed a $2.5M annual budget and accounting of West Sound Bachelor Housing resources, facilities and materials. Supervised 24 direct reports and maintained the strict accountability and storeroom inventory validity of $30K worth of hotel amenities/supplies.

Challenge: Develop an accounting program to track and inventory 60,000 line items of furniture, furnishings and equipment (FFE) worth over $7.8M. Coordinate a major renovation project with limited resources and manpower support.

Technology Solutions – Evaluated and implemented updated barcode ID system to accurately track and inventory FFE. Created a detailed inventory procedure which served as a model for other bachelor housing organizations to follow.

Cost Reduction/Avoidance – Initiated numerous self-help projects prior to renovation using available staff saving $25K in repair and replacement cost. Planned and coordinated the disposal of excess furniture and equipment saving over $5K in transportation cost. Provided financial and procurement oversight on $2.7M, seven building renovation project. Personal involvement resulted in expedited procurement and material delivery ahead of schedule.



B.S. Liberal Arts