MG Brian Lein is a native of New York and a graduate of the United States Military Academy as a Distinguished Military Cadet. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in 1988 as an Alpha Omega Alpha Scholar. Surgical training included Internship in General Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center in 1989 and Residency in General Surgery at Abington Memorial Hospital in 1993.
MG Lein has served in various leadership and command positions to include Deputy Surgeon General/Deputy Commanding General for Operations, US Army Medical Command; Command of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and Evans Army Community Hospital; as well as Command Surgeon positions in ISAF Joint Command, US Army Forces Command, Coalition Forces Land Component Command/Third Army, and 4th Infantry Division. Staff surgeon assignments include 67 FST (Abn) in Operation Joint Endeavor, Bosnia; Joint Special Operations Command Augmentee Surgeon; 31st CSH (Caretaker); William Beaumont Army Medical Center; and 2nd General Hospital/Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center. He is currently serving as the Commanding General, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick.
He is a graduate of the AMEDD Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the US Army Command and General Staff College, and the US Army War College where he earned a Masters Degree in Strategic and National Security Studies.
MG Lein's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (2OLC), Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), the Army Parachutist Badge, the German Sports Badge (Gold), and The Order of Military Medical Merit.