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COL (Ret.) Karla Langland


Colonel (Ret) Karla O. Langland received her commission as a Military Intelligence Officer following her graduating from Officer Candidate School Class 5-86 in December 1986.  After completing the Military Intelligence 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, WA.  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 (R) Langland served on the U.S. Southern Command J-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 Operations Officer of the 504th Military Intelligence Brigade at Fort Hood. 

COL (R) 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 in the USAR 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.

From 2009 to 2022, COL (R) Langland served as a Department of the Army civilian employee working various human capital and project management positions for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Army’s Civilian Human Resources Agency. Upon retirement in 2022, she was serving as the Operations Director for the Army Civilian Career Management Activity.


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