Col. Mark S. Levine was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He attended Florida State University and was commissioned as an ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate in 1991.
Levine recently commanded Joint Task Force ODIN, the Intelligence Brigade in Afghanistan. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Army War College class of 2014 and previously served as director, Air Maneuver Battle Lab, Fort Rucker, Alabama; battalion commander, 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation), Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea; deputy chief of operations and chief of operations for the Office of Target Reconnaissance and Survey, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland; troop commander and squadron executive officer at the U.S. Army Office of Military Support; assistant professor of military science at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Natchitoches, Louisiana; B company commander, battalion S4 and assistant S3, 1st Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation), Wiesbaden, Germany; command and control platoon leader (UH-1) and assistant S3 in 2nd of the 502nd Aviation, 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; air assault platoon leader (UH-1) and assistant S4 of 3rd of the 502nd Aviation, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Polk, Louisiana. Levine’s deployment experience includes Operations Joint Endeavor, Joint Guard, Joint Forge, Noble Anvil (Bosnia/Kosovo), Enduring Freedom, Resolute Support and Iraqi Freedom (Afghanistan/Iraq) and other areas in the Global War on Terror.
Levine is a rated Army Master Aviator with 3,300 flight hours, over half of which is combat and imminent danger time. He is rated in the RC-7, RC-12 K/N, C-12, King Air 300/350, U-21, UH-1 and several non-standard aircraft.
Levine earned his joint qualification at the National Security Agency. He has a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College and a bachelor’s degree in criminology from Florida State University. His military education includes the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course, Military Intelligence Officer Transition Course and the Aviation Officer Basic Course.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Master Aviator Badge and Parachutist Badge.
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