Colonel Matthew A. Levine is Director of the United States Army Medical Directorate-Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences. He was raised in Andover, Massachusetts. He earned a Master of Science degree in 2000 from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; He earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2004 from North Carolina State University. In 2015, he graduated from Harvard University with a Master of Public Health in Global Health
Colonel Levine's previous assignments include serving as Branch Officer-in-Charge, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida; Force Veterinarian, Multinational Forces and Observers, Sinai, Egypt; Branch Chief, Southern California District Veterinary Command, San Diego, California; Deputy Commander, Public Health District - South Europe, Vicenza, Italy; Chief of the Food Protection Branch, Department of Veterinary Science, Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Commander, 64th Medical Detachment Veterinary Service Support, Baumholder, Germany; and Commander Public Health Activity, Japan. He became the Director of USAMD-AFRIMS beginning in July, 2022.
His military education includes the AMEDD Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, USDA Foreign Animal Disease Course, Level 1 Combatives, Airborne Course, Intermediate-Level Education (ILE), Instructor Training Course, Cadre Training Course, Medical Stability Operations Course, Veterinary Support to Stability Operations Course, Global Health Strategies for Security Course, Joint Senior Medical Leaders Course, Joint Humanitarian Operations Course, and Pre-Command Courses.
Key military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Multinational Forces and Observers Medal, the Parachutist Badge, the Basic Army Instructor Badge, the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency (Gold), the AMEDD “A” Proficiency Designator and the distinguished Order of Military Medical Merit.