While executing hometown recruiting engagements, 500th MI Brigade-Theater commander inducted into High School Hall of Fame.
FORT BELVOIR, Va. –
The commander of the 500th Military Intelligence Brigade-Theater, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, was inducted into the Ponca City High School (Oklahoma) Alumni Hall of Fame in September.
Col. Carol M. Stauffer was excited to be honored as part of the 2023 induction class.
During her acceptance speech, Stauffer noted that "Soldiers bring their communities with them into the Army," and that she was "incredibly grateful for the investment her Family, teachers, coaches, and local leaders made in her and so many young people throughout the years."
Stauffer's brigade is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
“We, at INSCOM, are very proud of Colonel Stauffer, our 500th MI BDE Commander,” said Maj. Gen. Michele H. Bredenkamp, INSCOM commanding general. “As our Secretary of the Army stated, ‘We need to reach out to Americans from all backgrounds, talents and geographies and give them multiple reasons to come in and stay in our great Army.’ Colonel Stauffer’s efforts are a great example of how our INSCOM leaders and Soldiers are actively engaging to retain and recruit talent in our Army – this is a priority mission for us all.”
While in Oklahoma, Stauffer spoke with more than 3,200 people, ranging from sixth graders to recent high school graduates. The Pioneer Technology Center, Northern Oklahoma’s largest career and technical education center, hosted her for a discussion on the opportunities presented by federal and military service. There she spoke with 700 high school juniors, seniors, and recent graduates.
Stauffer also visited the 2023-2024 School of Advanced Military Studies cohort to inform field grade officers currently studying at the Command and General Staff College of opportunities within INSCOM and U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC). She provided an overview of INSCOM’s role as the global integrator of Army Intelligence, as well as 500th MIB-T’s responsibilities within the Indo-Pacific.