Meet the NMOTC Commanding Officer
CAPT Mark M. Goto
Medical Corps, United States Navy
A native of Fresno, California, Captain Mark M. Goto graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and completed medical school at the University Of Pittsburgh in 1995. While in medical school, he was awarded research fellowships from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Deafness Research Foundation and conducted research in balance disorders.
After Internship in Basic Surgery at Naval Medical Center San Diego, he was designated a U.S. Naval flight surgeon and reported to Carrier Airwing Seventeen, CVW-17, at Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Florida from May 1997 to July 1999. He completed deployments to the Mediterranean and Gulf aboard U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower, CVN-69; as well as the 363rd Expeditionary Air Wing in Prince Sultan Air Base with VAQ-132 "Scorpions".
Captain Goto completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the National Capital Consortium in 2003 and reported to U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan from August 2003 to September 2005.
He then reported to Naval Hospital Pensacola from September 2005 to June 2014 where he served as Chair, Executive Committee of the Medical Staff and Director, Surgical Services. He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2010 where he served a Lead Advisor to the Afghan National Army Medical Corps and Liaison to USAid.
Captain Goto reported as Executive Officer to Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio from June 2014 to June 2016. He currently serves as the Commanding Officer of Navy Medicine Operational Training Center, Pensacola FL.
His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal(2), Aerial Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2).