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About Us

NHB Command Leadership

CAPT Raymond R. Batz
Commanding Officer

A native of Fairbanks, Alaska, CAPT Batz received his bachelor's degree from Grove City College in Pennsylvania and was commissioned as a Medical Corps Officer upon graduation from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1996.

CAPT Batz has deployed as the senior physician as a General Medical Officer onboard USS SUPPLY (AOE6), as a Family Physician with Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines, and as an Aerospace Medicine Specialist onboard USS KITTYHAWK (CV-63), Commander Task Force - 70. He has also served with distinction with organic assignments within the U.S. Marine Corps for a total of five years, in support of NASA, and Joint Task Force - Guantanamo Bay. He has been designated as Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer, Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer, and Naval Flight Surgeon.

CAPT Batz past Medical Treatment Facility assignments have been to U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa as Department Head, Evans Branch Medical Clinic (2001-2004). Later, at U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain, as the Director of Public Health (2008-2011). Prior to recent experience as the Deputy Commanding Officer, Tripler Army Medical Center (2018-2020), where he helped to navigate the Hawaii Multiservice Market through DHA transformation, he served as the Director, Branch Clinics and Chief Medical Officer for Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune (2014-2016), and the Force Surgeon, III Marine Expeditionary Force (2016-2018).

CAPT Batz is a graduate of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Masters of Public Health in 2005 and the Marine Corps Command and Staff College in 2016. He is tenaciously vigilant in the pursuit of High Reliability and looks to improve relationships in support of the Military Health System and Joint Force Readiness wherever possible. He most enjoys family time.
Executive Officer

A native of New York, New York, CAPT Victor M. Diaz enlisted in the Navy in 1991 under the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) program. Following recruit training and completion of BOOST, he attended Jacksonville University on a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship and received his bachelor’s degree in nursing and commission in 1996.

He began his career as a staff nurse on the Cardiothoracic and Telemetry unit at Naval Medical Center San Diego, California and departed in 1999, for his first overseas tour in Guam as a critical care nurse.

In 2001, Diaz was competitively selected for the Navy Nurse Corps Anesthesia Program (NNCAP) and attended the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. He earned a master’s degree in 2003 and reported to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA for his utilization tour as a nurse anesthetist (CRNA).

Operationally, he has deployed as a CRNA with the 2nd MLG, Surgical Shock Trauma Platoon in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF-II). He served as the sole anesthesia provider on Fleet Surgical Team Six and completed deployments aboard the USS Bataan (LHD 5) and USS Nassau (LHA 4). Diaz has also served on humanitarian missions to Latin America aboard the USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

Diaz has served in a variety of leadership positions to include division officer, chief nurse anesthetist and department head at both small and large, continental and overseas military treatment facilities. Prior to assuming his current duties as executive officer in June 2020, CAPT Diaz served as the director for surgical services at U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, where he oversaw the safe delivery of surgical care in support of the Navy Medicine’s largest, forward deployed hospital.

His personal military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 awards) and various campaign and unit ribbons. He has also earned the Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer and Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer designations
Command Master Chief

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 his recent tour 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 and his current shore tour at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Beaufort as the Senior Enlisted Leader for Director, Branch Clinics, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, Beaufort, SC.

He completed four 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 and 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, assigned to 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 holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Management and Leadership from The George Washington University, 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). HMCM Garza 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 and U.S. Army Combat Medical Badge. His awards include, Air Medal w/2 Strike/Flights, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (x5), Army Commendation Medal (x2) one w/Combat “Valor”, Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (x3), Combat Action Ribbon (x2), and various other campaign and unit awards.
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