Brigadier General Gary Brito, a native of Hyannis,
Massachusetts was commissioned an Infantry officer through
Penn State University and entered active duty in March 1987.
He previously served as the Deputy Commanding General –
Operations for the 25th Infantry Division. His previous
assignments include Director, Force 2025 and Beyond, US
Army Capabilities and Integration Center (ARCIC), Training
and Doctrine and Command and Operations Officer (G3) for
III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas. In that capacity, he deployed
and served as the Deputy Director, Afghanistan National
Security Forces (ANSF) Development, ISAF Joint Command
in Kabul, Afghanistan. Throughout his career, he has served
in a variety of command and staff assignments to include
Commander, 120th Infantry Brigade, First Army;
Commander, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Operations
officer (S3), 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment and later as the Brigade operations officer (S3),
2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. Additionally, he served as an aide-de-camp to the III Corps
Commanding General, Fort Hood, Texas; Chief, Commander's Planning Group (CPG) and interim
Executive Officer to Commanding General, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Brigadier
General Brito has twice served at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California; first, as a
Company/Team and Battle-Staff Observer/Controller and later as a Senior Battalion and Brigade
Combat Team Trainer. He has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan.
He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced courses, Airborne and Ranger schools,
Combined Arms Staff Services School, Command General and Staff Officers Course and completed
senior service college at the Joint Advanced Warfighting Course, Norfolk, Virginia. He holds a
Bachelor of Science degree in Community Studies from Penn State University, a Master’s degree in
Human Resource Management from Troy State University and a second Master’s degree in Joint
Strategy and Campaign Planning from the Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS).
Brigadier General Brito assumed command of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk
on May 4, 2016.