Captain Andrew Mario Archila
Andrew Mario Archila
Captain, Medical Service Corps, US Navy
Commanding Officer
U.S. Naval Hospital Rota


Captain Andrew Mario Archila was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and grew up in the Chicagoland area before moving to Texas and graduating from McAllen High School in 1992.  After completing 3 years of undergraduate studies at the University of Houston (UH), he applied to the UH College of Optometry and completed his Bachelor of Science in Optometry and graduated with a Doctor of Optometry in 1999.

Captain Archila was selected for the Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) and earned his commission in 1995.  His first tour of duty was at Naval Medical Center San Diego where he served as the Assistant Department Head of Optometry and Division Officer in the Optical Support Unit.

His next assignment led him overseas to Naval Hospital Sigonella, Sicily where he again served as Department Head of Optometry.  Following his selection for Duty under Instruction to pursue an MBA in Health Care Administration, he enrolled at the City University of New York’s prestigious Zicklin School of Business where he graduated 2nd in his cohort of 30 students in an accelerated 2-year MBA program.  He also concurrently earned a Fellowship in Clinical Administration and Optometric Management at the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry. 

After successfully receiving his MBA, he transferred to Naval Health Clinic Great Lakes where he served as Branch Clinic Head at the USS RED ROVER Branch Medical Clinic (BMC) which was responsible for the medical in-processing of 38,000 Recruits annually.  During this tour he was deployed to the Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Kuwait from January to July 2009 where he served as the only uniformed eye care provider in the AOR.

He next served as Officer in Charge (OIC) of Naval Branch Health Clinic Yuma, Arizona from 2011-2014.  While a trusted OIC in a remote location, he led his clinic in achieving the highest-level of recognition as a patient-centered medical home and successfully completed numerous accreditation surveys.

He returned to Great Lakes in 2014 for duty at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) where he served as Quality Management Department Head. In June 2015, he was selected as the Director for Resource Management (DRM) where he led the Fiscal, HR, MILPERS, IT and Healthcare Business Departments.  His team flawlessly executed two appropriations and a half billion-dollar budget, and he chaired the Total Force Management Committee that directed planning for 2,433 civilian FTE positions, 900 active duty personnel, and 150 contractors.

In June 2017, Captain Archila he successfully screened and was appointed as the Executive Officer (XO) of the FHCC until his departure in March 2019. As XO, he was responsible for daily operations of an integrated healthcare facility that performed one million outpatient visits and 4,800 inpatient admissions annually for a 72-acute bed hospital.  Additionally,  he assured unprecedented support to the Navy’s only Recruit Training Command, thirty-seven tenant commands and a complex population of 85,000 military and veteran beneficiaries. 

CAPT Archila’s awards and decorations include the Navy Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards) and the Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards).  He was also named the Navy’s Junior Optometrist of the Year in 2003 and the Armed Forces Optometric Society’s Navy Optometrist of the Year for 2014.

US. Naval Hospital Mailing Addresses
US Mailing Address:
U.S. Naval Hospital Rota
PSC 819 Box 18
FPO, AE 09645-0018
DSN: 314-727-3305
Spanish Mailing Address:
Hospital Americano
Base Naval de Rota
ATTN: Department or recipient
Apartado de Correos 33
Rota, Cádiz 11530
Spain
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