Colonel Karla O. Langland
Colonel Karla 0. Langland received her commission as a Military Intelligence Officer following her graduating Officer Candidate School Class 5-86 in December 1986. After completing the Military lntelligence Officer Basic Course and Airborne School, she reported to the 3rd Armored Division where her first assignment was as an Assistant Battalion S-2.
Following her assignment with the Aviation Brigade, she joined the 533rd Military Intelligence Battalion where she served first as a Brigade Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Support Officer to the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Armored Division and then as a Signal Intelligence Platoon Leader. As a Platoon Leader, she deployed her platoon to the Kuwaiti Theater of Operations for Operation DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM. Following her return to Germany, she served on the 3rd Armored Division G2 staff. After graduating the Military Intelligence Officer Advance Course and the Human Intelligence Course, she reported to Fort Lewis, Washington. While at Fort Lewis, she served as the S-2 of the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, on the I Corps staff, and as the commanding officer, Headquarters and Service Company, 14th Military Intelligence Battalion. Leaving Fort Lewis, COL Langland served on the U.S. Southern Command G- 2 staff in both Panama and Florida, as an exercise planner on the Eighth U.S. Army G-3 staff, and as the S-3 of the 504th Military Intelligence Brigade at Fort Hood.
COL Langland transitioned from active duty in December 2001 and initially served with the Kansas Army National Guard's 35th Infantry Division (Mechanized) in both Kansas and in Bosnia. In Bosnia, she served as the Analysis and Control Element (ACE) Chief, Multi National Brigade North at Tuzla. After returning to the United States, she transitioned to the U.S. Army Reserve. Her initial assignment as a Reservist was with the 23rd Rear Area Operations Center at Camp Humphreys, a unit of which she ultimately assumed command. Subsequent assignments included teaching the Command and General Staff Officer Course in North Carolina, New York, and Maryland. She retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as a Colonel in 2013.
COL Langland is also a senior Department of the Army Civilian, currently in the grade of GS-15. Her service as a civilian includes assignments with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Army's Civilian Human Resources Agency where she currently serves as a Director on the Army Civilian Career Management Activity staff.
Her military education includes the Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advance Courses, the Human Intelligence Officer Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and the Command and General Staff Officer Course. She is also a graduate of the Basic Airborne Course. Her civilian education includes a master's degree from Webster University and a bachelor's degree from the American University, Washington, D.C.
COL Langland's military awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and multiple awards of both the Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal. Service medals include the Southwest Asia Service Medal with three battle stars, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, and the NATO Article 5 Medal. She has also received multiple Department of the Army awards for civilian service while serving on the G-1 staff of the United States Army Corps of Engineers.