Brigadier General Gary M. Brito

Commanding General
JRTC and Fort Polk, LA

Brigadier General Gary M. Brito

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.

Last Updated: 03/16/2017