Colonel (COL) Carol M. Stauffer is a U.S. Army military intelligence officer with 19 years of experience at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels of warfare. Over the course of her career, she has led intelligence collection and analysis operations throughout the Pacific, as well as in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and Operation NEW DAWN. Her leadership experience includes command of two military intelligence companies, service as the Executive Officer of a Stryker brigade combat team, and command of an expeditionary military intelligence battalion. Most recently, COL Stauffer served as Military Assistant to the Chief of Staff within the Immediate Office of the Secretary of Defense.

COL Stauffer is a Distinguished Military Graduate from Oklahoma State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (International Relations). Her military education includes the Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Captain Career Courses, the Electronic Warfare and Signals Intelligence Course, and the Command and General Staff College. COL Stauffer holds a Masters of Military Arts and Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies in Fort Leavenworth, KS.