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 (AOE-6), 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.