Colonel Matthew A. Levine, DVM, MPH, MS, DACVP | USAMD-AFRIMS Director

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. 

Master Sergeant Chris Mahabir | USAMD-AFRIMS Senior Enlisted Advisor

Master Sergeant Chris Mahabir is senior enlisted advisor of the United States Army Medical Directorate-Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences. He enlisted in the Army in March 2008 as a Combat Medic Specialist and completed basic training at Ft. Benning, Georgia and combat medic training at Ft. Sam, Texas. His first duty station was Ft. Stewart Georgia, where he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5/7 Calvary, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division (ID) as a Platoon Medic December 2008 through March 2011. Mahabir deployed with 3rd ID, to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn (OND) 11, where he served as a platoon medic. Upon redeployment, he relocated to Soto Cano Air Base Honduras, where he served as a healthcare specialist and transitioned to a flight medic, with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, from April 2011 through June 2012. He returned to Ft. Stewart in 2012 where he deployed as a senior line medic to Afghanistan with Delta Company 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, attached to 1st Special Forces Group in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Upon redeployment he served as aid station NCOIC and platoon sergeant before relocating to Vilseck, Germany to serve as the senior instructor at the Medical Training Simulation Center (MSTC), Combined Arms Training Center, from July 2014 to July 2016. He relocated to Ft. Knox and served as the platoon sergeant of the aid station for 19 Engineers Headquarter and Headquarters Company, Engineers Battalion from August 2016 through November 2017. His follow-on assignment was at Ft. Hamilton, New York where he served as a Healthcare Recruiter at the New York City Medical Recruiting Company from December 2017 through January 2022. He became the senior enlisted advisor/ chief of security and chief of IMD at the USA Medical Directorate USAMD-AFRIMS, Thailand in June 2022.

Master Sergeant Mahabir’s military education include Warrior Leaders Course, Dunker , Advanced Leaders Course, Basic Instructor course, Small group instructor course, Field Sanitation, Master Resilience Trainer course, Battle Staff, Senior leaders course, Army Recruiter course , Health care recruiting course, Equal Opportunity Leaders course and Master leaders course.

His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Award ( Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), Good Conduct Medal (4th Award), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star) National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4), the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 4), NATO Medal Gold Recruiter Badge the Driver’s Badge (with Mechanic and Wheeled Vehicle Drivers Device) and German Proficiency Badge (Gold)