• Commander's Biography

3rd Brigade Combat Team

COL Brian S. Eifler

Colonel Brian S. Eifler earned his commission from Central Michigan University ROTC as a Distinguished Military Graduate and entered service as an Infantry Officer in 1991.
His assignments include Rifle Platoon Leader and Mortar Platoon Leader in 2/504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Rifle Platoon Leader and S5 in 1/75th Ranger Regiment, Assistant Operations Officer and Rifle Company Commander in 2-9 Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division, Assistant Operations Officer and Liaison Officer in 3/75th Ranger Regiment.
He served as Operations Officer and Executive Officer in 2-8 Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) and S-4 in the 75th Ranger Regiment. He served as Battalion Commander of 1-6 Infantry, 1st Armored Division and Battalion Commander of the 75th Ranger Regimental Special Troops Battalion. He has deployed to support Hurricane Relief Operations in South Dade Florida for Hurricane Andrew and for stability operations in Haiti for Uphold Democracy. He has multiple combat tours to both Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and has earned a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
COL Eifler's Awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Meritorious Service Medal (Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal for Valor, Army Commendation Medal (3), Army Achievement Medal (2), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (2nd Star), Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal (2), Korean Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (3), Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Expert Infantryman's Badge, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.
He is married to the former Sherry Lynn Garver from Dewitt, Michigan. They are blessed with three children, Sara 15, Erika 13, and Spencer 11.