Chief of Staff

Major General Daniel L. Karbler

Major General Daniel L. Karbler is the Chief of Staff, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.


He is the principal advisor to the USSTRATCOM commander and deputy commander, and directs the activities of the command staff by developing and implementing policies and procedures in support of the command’s missions.  He chairs numerous boards, oversees the command's corporate process and serves as the director of the commander’s staff.


Maj. Gen. Karbler most recently served as the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command. Prior to that, he served as the Director, Joint and Integration, Army G-8 at the Pentagon.


Since his commissioning, Maj. Gen. Karbler has held multiple leadership positions, from platoon leader to installation chief of staff and school commandant. 


He has commanded both B Battery and D Battery in the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC) while assigned to U.S. Army Europe. Maj. Gen. Karbler also commanded 3rd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 32nd AAMDC at Fort Bliss, Texas; the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade, 32nd AAMDC at Fort Sill, Oklahoma; and the 94th AAMDC at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.


Maj. Gen. Karbler earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1987 from the United States Military Academy at West Point where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Defense Artillery branch. His military education includes the Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Command and General Staff College and the National War College.


His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Israeli Air Force Combat Operations Badge.

(Current as of December 2018)