Major General Gary M. Brito

Commanding General
JRTC and Fort Polk, LA

Major General Gary M. Brito

Major General Gary Brito, a native of Hyannis, Massachusetts, was commissioned an Infantry officer through Pennsylvania State University and entered active duty in March 1987.

Major General Brito assumed command of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk on May 4, 2016.

His previous assignments include Deputy Commanding General (Operations), 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Director, Force 2025 and Beyond, US Army Capabilities and Integration Center (ARCIC); Training and Doctrine and Command (TRADOC); 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, International Security Assistance Force (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, 3d Brigade, 3d Infantry Division; Operations Officer (S3), 2d Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment; and later as the Brigade Operations Officer (S3), 2d Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. Additionally, he served as the Aide-de-Camp to the III Corps Commanding General, Fort Hood, Texas; and Chief, Commander's Planning Group (CPG) and interim Executive Officer to the Commanding General, TRADOC. Major 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.

Major General Brito has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan and is the recipient of numerous decorations and badges. 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 Senior Service College at the Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS), Norfolk, Virginia. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Studies from Penn State University, a Master’s degree in Human Resources from Troy State University, and a second Master’s degree in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy from the Joint Forces Staff College.

Last Updated: 08/03/2017