About Us

Jorge Luis Brito, MD, MA, FAAOS
Captain, Medical Corps, United States Navy

Commanding Officer, U.S. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command, Rota


Seeking freedom and liberty, CAPT Brito and his family immigrated to the United States when he was three.  He then grew up between Columbus, Ohio and Miami, Florida.  He completed his undergraduate studies in Economics and Political Science at the University of Miami, Florida, graduating Phi Beta Kappa.

Committed to a lifetime of service, CAPT Brito has worked as an Economist for the Department of Labor and a middle school teacher in inner-city New York and Miami through Teach For America.  He later attended Stanford University, earning a Master of Arts in Education (1994) and a Doctorate of Medicine (2000). While in Medical School, he worked as both a teaching and research assistant.

He assumed the role of Commanding Officer for USNMRTC Rota at the Change of Command on 25 June 2021.

Prior to his arrival at the Naval Hospital Rota, he served as Executive Officer for USNMRTC Guam from 2019-2021. The Medical Training Facility in Guam cares for an expanding beneficiary population of 25K, the Seventh Fleet, and civilian humanitarian emergency medical services for the southern part of the island.  During the peak of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the hospital cared for the highest COVID-19 positive population in the Department of Defense and the 3rd highest per capita concentration in the United States.  The command successfully spearheaded medical efforts to restore full mission capabilities to the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71). While XO, Captain Brito was able to maintain his active involvement as a volunteer medical recruiter at NRD Miami, maintain a clinical practice, and serve as an Orthopaedic oral board examiner. 

Competitively selected for the Financial Assistance Program, CAPT Brito entered the Navy after completing medical school in 2000 and served in the reserves during his General Surgery Internship and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.  He came on to active duty in 2005 and reported to Naval Hospital Naples, where he served for 2 years.  His next assignment was Naval Hospital Rota, Spain, where he served from 2007-09.  He obtained his general Orthopaedic board certification during these utilization tours and worked as Department Head, among other leadership roles to include Chair of the Surgical Review Committee.  He was then selected for one of the highly prestigious Harvard hand surgery fellowships in Boston, Massachusetts.  Upon completion of his fellowship in 2010, CAPT Brito served 4 years at Naval Hospital Jacksonville.  During this time, he deployed with the Army in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at a Role 2e medical facility in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan.  In addition to his work as Assistant Department Head of Orthopaedics and Chair of Command Incentives Committee, CAPT Brito was instrumental in the deployment of a BUMED sponsored Patient-Centered Care Initiative (Caring Communication), for which he served as instructor and director.  During that time, CAPT Brito served as a NE Florida Quality Steering council member, University of North Florida, collaborating on quality and safety efforts with area hospitals.

From 2014-17, CAPT Brito was assigned to serve at Naval Hospital Bremerton, where he was Department Head of Orthopaedics and Chair of the Credentials Committee.  During that time, CAPT Brito also provided subspecialized surgical care in joint support of the Pacific Northwest’s enhanced multi-service market. From 2017-19 he was stationed at Naval Health Clinic Quantico (NHCQ) as one of first six enterprise-wide, slated Chief Medical Officers.  As the Physician Executive for Quality and Safety, he was also dual hatted as the Chief Experience Officer. At NHCQ he chaired the Quality Council, as well as founding and chairing novel experience and high reliability organization (HRO) committees.  His leadership was instrumental in guiding the command through a sea change, aligning command strategic initiatives with higher authority.  The model was emulated in the region.  In short, he made significant accomplishments in the cultural transformation essential for the journey to becoming an HRO.

His military decorations include two Meritorious Service Medals, five Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and various campaign awards. He shares his life with Lorri, his spouse of 28 years, and their three children.

 

Craig T. Malloy

Captain, Nurse Corps, US Navy

Executive Officer, U.S. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command, Rota

CAPT ​Craig T. Malloy is a native of New South Wales, ​​​​Australia. After completion of his Diploma of Applied Science in Nursing from Mitchell College of Advanced Education in 1989 he immigrated to the United States in 1990 and subsequently was employed as a civilian nurse in Massachusetts and Florida. In 1995, CAPT Malloy enlisted in the Naval Reserves through the Advanced Pay-Grade Program. In 2000, he completed his Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL and he obtained his citizenship and a commission in the U.S Naval Reserves.

After only a brief period of reserve commission CAPT Malloy decided to accession to active duty. In August, 2001 he commenced his active duty service at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Working in the Main Operating Room it was realized despite his junior rank that the experience brought from the civilian sector enabled him to become team leader for Neurosurgery. This experience allowed for superiors to nominate him for the Colonel Reddy leadership symposium in which he briefed Tri Service Flag officers on nursing competencies.

In July 2004, CAPT Malloy was assigned to US Naval Hospital Guam. A successful tour highlight was the completion of first reconstructive total joint procedures to be performed in several years and his selection as Nurse of the Year for 2008.  CAPT Malloy was sent TAD and attended the Naval Trauma Training Course at LA County Ho​spital in Los Angeles. His efforts there were noted with him being awarded the “Hard Charger" for that class group.

After a successful OCONUS tour, CAPT Malloy was assigned to Fleet Surgical Team Six, Little Creek, VA in August 2007. Deployments on the USS Bataan (LHD-5) and covert missions on the USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) culminated in him being awarded the Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer (SWMDO) designator.

Following the FST assignment, CAPT Malloy was assigned to the Main Operating Room at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA in August 2009. Assuming staff nurse responsibilities he was moved into Team Leader, Neurosurgery and then selected as Division Officer representing 6 surgical disciplines. In 2011 he deployed to Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan as the Perioperative Nurse and Senior Nursing Officer of the Role 2E Hospital. Upon returning to Portsmouth, he transitioned into the Clinical Coordinator position and then Assistant Department Head. In December 2014, CAPT Malloy transferred to Naval Hospital Lemoore serving as Department Head, Perioperative Services and then was selected as Director of Medical Services and Head of Quality Management assuming these positions from October 2015 until July 2017. In July 2017, CAPT Malloy assumed the role of Nurse Corps Assignment Officer for approximately 900 constituents at the Bureau of Personnel in Millington, TN. In December 2019, CAPT Malloy assumed the role of Associate Director of Nursing Services, NMRTC-Portsmouth.  On June 1, 2022 CAPT Malloy assumed the role of Executive Officer at NMRTC Rota.                          

​CAPT Malloy's personal decorations and awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), SWMDO designation, and multiple unit, campaign, and service awards.

Frank D. Garza

HMCM (FMF/SW/AW/CAC/IW), US Navy

Command Master Chief, U.S. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command, Rota


Master Chief Hospital Corpsman Frank Garza was born on January 22, 1982 in San Antonio, TX, graduated from John F. Kennedy H.S. class of 2000, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, August 2001.

Upon completion of basic military training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL and graduating Hospital Corpsman “A" School, January 2002, he proceeded to Field Medical Service School, Camp Johnson, NC, graduating in of May 2002.

He has served in a myriad of operational sea duty assignments including 1st Marine Division; 2nd Marine Airwing; 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force; Marine Aircraft Group 26; International Security Assistance Force-Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team; and as the Medical Departmental Leading Chief Petty Officer onboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

His previous shore tours include, Naval Hospital Great Lakes, IL; Naval Station Great Lakes Hospital Corpsman “A" School Instructor; Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA; NMRTU Marine Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC; Command Master Chief Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command (NMRTC) and Naval Support Facility (NSF), Beaufort, SC; and is currently serving as Command Master Chief NMRTC Rota, Spain.

He completed multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and two shipboard tours during OEF and Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR).  His combat tours include, II MEF CASEVAC Team, Medium Lift Helicopter Squadron Purple Foxes (HMM 364); Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS 271) Immediate Response Platoon; Provincial Reconstruction Team-Nuristan assigned to 10th Mountain Infantry Division, 11th Armored Calvary Regiment and 405th Civil Affairs Battalion.  His shipboard tours include a WESTPAC with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Battalion Landing Team 3rd BN, 5th Marines onboard the USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Carrier Strike Group EIGHT operating in the Mediterranean and High North Atlantic participating in Trident Juncture, Baltic Ops and Exercise Lightning Handshake.   

HMCM Garza and his wife Valerie Garza, have been married for 20 years and have a 19 year old daughter named Kayla M. Garza who is a college student at Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA.

​HMCM Garza holds a Master's Degree in Administration and Health Care from The University of Incarnate Word, is a graduate of the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course (Class 224/21050) and the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 192/Gold).  He has earned the warfare designations, Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Information Warfare Specialist, Marine Combat Aircrew, U.S. Army Basic Aviation Badge, U.S. Army Combat Medical Badge and U.S Navy Master Training Specialist.  His awards include, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal w/2 Strike/Flights, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5), Army Commendation Medal (2) w/Combat “Valor", Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), Combat Action Ribbon (2), and various other campaign and unit awards.
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