Captain Mark E. Moritz currently is the Commanding Officer for 4th Medical Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Force Reserve, stationed in Miramar California.
In 1981 he began his Active Duty military career as a Sailor sworn in on The USS Sullivans (DD-537), a Fletcher-class destroyer. He went to boot camp in Great Lakes and later after attending “A” School became a Hospital Corpsman. He was then sent to Camp Pendleton for “C” School to become an FMF Hospital Corpsman and assigned to 2nd Battalion 9th Marines. He completed multiple overseas WestPac tours with the Marines including support to the 8th Marines in Beirut, and the 24th Marine Amphibious Unit in 1983-84. During his tours of duty he was awarded the Sailor of the Year and earned his Fleet Marine Force. He was assigned to Super Squad where he earned his jump wings and was part of the toughest team competition that the Marine Corps can dish up when he was stationed in Margarita with the Infantry.
His Combat Corpsman duties inspired him to continue his medical career. He went on to get an Associate’s Degree in Business, a Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-Med and a Master’s Degree from the State University of New York. He then completed his Medical Degree and graduated with a Doctorate’s of Podiatry from Case Western University in Cleveland Ohio. He completed his Residency in Surgery and his Fellowship training at the University of Utah. During the First year of his Medical School training he was called back to Active Duty for Desert Shield / Desert Storm 1990-1991 with 3rd Battalion 25th Marines. He was assigned to 2nd Marine Division Forces out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina when they mobilized 19 long months serving in this War under the 25 Marine Regiment. He served in the forward Battalion Aid Station as the Leading Petty Officer. Before the War ended he was promoted to Hospital Corps Chief and given the title Battalion Chief. He held this position over 65 Corpsman and continued to serve the 25th Marines until his acceptance into Residency.
He was Commissioned in 1994 as a Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps during his Residency at the University of Utah. He transferred to the 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Iron Horse Marines where he served as the Assistant Battalion Surgeon. He served with Charlie Company in Utah and Battalion Headquarters in Camp Pendleton, California. He was on missions with Norway and Marine Forces Europe. He was one of the first forces to support the Republic of Georgia after the Georgian Civil War and international conflicts in the regions of South Ossetia. The 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion was called to duty in support of Iraq in 2005. After they returned he was transferred to 4th Medical Battalion.
His first assignment to 4th Medical Battalion was Alpha Surgical Company Forward Resuscitative Surgical System (FRSS). He later was transferred into Battalion Headquarters and served as the S-1 Administrative Officer, and Battalion Adjutant. He was the overseas Officer in Charge of Operations Logistics Command, Marine Forces Korea under Brigadier General Broadmedow where he helped write humanitarian missions for the Korean peninsula. He was the S-2, Intel and Security Officer. He was the S-4 Logistics Officer, S-8 Comptroller, and the interim fill Executive Officer of 4th Medical Battalion. He served as Headquarters Officer in Charge until he was Command selected to be the XO of EMF Camp Pendleton.
Captain Moritz served his XO (Executive Officer) tour 2014-2016 with EMF Camp Pendleton, a Commissioned unit. He is a plank owner of this Expeditionary Medical Facility. He attended the Navy War College and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his accomplishments.
Captain Moritz holds the Fleet Marine Force Warfare Device, Jump Wings, and was awarded the Combat Action. He is the recipient of a Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals, Navy Achievement Medal (three awards), Navy Good Conduct Medal, Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal, (second Award), National Defense Service Medal (second award), Southwest Asia Service Medal with two campaign stars and USMC Eagle Globe and Anchor, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Sliver Hourglass, Bronze M, Bronze 2), Kuwait Liberation Medal, Government of Kuwait Medal, and Navy expert rifle and pistol medals. He owns a Surgical Center and works at a local Hospital.