|Major General David Rubenstein is the Commanding General of the US Army Medical Department Center and School and is, concurrently, the Chief of the US Army Medical Service Corps. Prior to this command he was the Army Deputy Surgeon General and, before that, the Commanding General of Europe Regional Medical Command and Command Surgeon for United States Army Europe and 7th Army. He has also commanded the 30th Medical Brigade; Landstuhl Regional Medical Center; 21st Combat Support Hospital, Task Force Med Eagle while deployed to Bosnia & Herzegovina; 18th Surgical Hospital (MASH); and Headquarters Company, 307th Medical Battalion (Airborne), 82nd Airborne Division.|
He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and the Army War College. He earned a Master`s Degree in Health Administration from Baylor University and a Master`s Degree in Military Art and Science from the Army`s Command and General Staff College. Among his awards and decorations are the Army Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Legion of Merit, Army Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NATO Medal, Overseas Ribbon, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, and German Proficiency Badge (Gold). He has earned the Expert Field Medical Badge, Master and Canadian Parachutist Badges, Ranger Tab, German Marksmanship Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, The Surgeon General`s "A" professional proficiency designator, and German Sports Badge.
General Rubenstein has been inducted as an Outstanding Alumnus of Texas A&M University’s College of Education and Human Development and into Baylor University’s Alumni Association Hall of Fame. He is listed in five Who`s Who publications and was included twice in Modern Healthcare`s list of the 100 most influential people in Healthcare. He has been appointed an Honorary Healthcare Administration Graduate Professor at Baylor University and has received the Outstanding Federal Healthcare Executive Award from the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. Among his many other honors, he has earned the inaugural US Army Medical Service Corps Mentor of the Year Award and induction into the Army Medical Department`s Order of Military Medical Merit.
His professional credentials include being a board certified healthcare executive who is a past Chairman of the Board of Governors of the 35,000-member American College of Healthcare Executives. He previously served as a Governor on the College`s Board and on national committees. He also served as the Healthcare Administration Consultant to the Army Surgeon General. His other professional memberships include the Association of the United States Army, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, American Hospital Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, and Upsilon Phi Delta National Honor Society. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students.
General Rubenstein has authored peer-reviewed professional articles, has two books on military medical history in progress, and has served as a book reviewer in such professional military journals as Military Review, Army, and Military Medicine.