“The movement dedicated to educating & empowering the brave men & women who have or are still serving our great nation.”

Join our team as we interview fellow service members, industry leaders and experts on topics such as tuition assistance, networking, VA home loans, filing for disability and much, much more. By sharing resources, benefits and opportunities with you and your families we hope to build a community that inspires one another to REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

Who are we?


Kevin Barba

Founder, The Unwavering. Kevin has served as a Quality Assurance Inspector at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory since July 2018, leading a cross-functional team of Hardware Quality Assurance representatives on various research and development projects. Prior to that, he served in the United States Marine Corps from August 2010 to August 2018 as an Avionics Technician, Communications Security Assistant and Quality Assurance Inspector. His tours of duty include Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465 (HMH-465), Third Marine Aircraft Wing (3d MAW), & Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 (HMX-1).


Gerard Garcia

Co-Host, The Unwavering Podcast. Gerard served as a Quality Assurance Inspector & NASA Instructor from January 2017 to May 2019. Prior to that he served as a Quality Assurance Inspector with the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) from April 2016 to January 2017. As a 7-year veteran of the United States Air Force, Gerard has played an integral role in military aviation & manned flight missions on C-17 & C-5 aircraft from September 2008 to February 2016. His tours of duty include the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (62nd AMXS), 8th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (8th EAMS) – Det 1, & 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (721st AMXS).

Our Vision

When we first started this project in March of 2019, our mission was simple: Pay it forward and give service members as well as their families the tools necessary to be successful both in their personal and professional lives. Yes, our vision is ambitious, but we want to give you more than helpful links or inspirational stories.

We want to bridge the gap between the military and civilian community.

We can begin to reach our full potential by educating by those around us about the wisdom and experience we as military members bring to the job market or education system. Even though the gap between the military and civilian community may never be completely eliminated, we can begin to narrow the gap by learning from each other.

Each and every one of you has made incredible sacrifices during your time in the service that many outside of our ranks will never truly comprehend. It is time you have a community that supports you not just while you are on active duty, but well after you hang up your uniform.

Why is this so important to us?

Gerard and I would not be sitting here today speaking with you if it was not for our time in the service or the friends and family who supported us along the way. Although the two of us served in separate branches for different lengths of time and were assigned completely different roles in the military, we both had the unique opportunity to serve others.

Many of you who have joined this movement or are listening to us for the first time have contributed more than anyone outside of our community could ever imagine. You signed a contract, not to be a professional athlete, actor or musician, making millions of dollars a year, but to sacrifice so that others would not have too.