The Colonel Carl F. Eifler Award presented to Major Angela M. Monday
A Reserve Soldier in The Office of the Chief, Army Reserve stationed at Fort Belvoir received prestigious recognition last month. Maj. Angela Monday was recognized at the annual National Military Intelligence Foundation awards banquet as the winner of the Colonel Carl F. Eifler award, May 19. She was recognized for her leadership, improvements in Army warfighting capabilities and unparalleled performance in mission execution.
mission execution. "NMIF has a 45-year history of supporting the professional development of military intelligence professionals and has sponsored this awards program for 34 years. We work with the military services and intelligence agencies to recognize military intelligence professionals whose significant contributions to our national security set them above their peers,” said retired Lt. Gen. Mary Legere, National Military Intelligence Foundation's Chairperson.
Monday was assigned to U.S. Army Central as the Army Reserve Engagement Cell Intelligence Planner. During her time in the G-2, she conceptualized and developed the ARCENT G-2 First Contact Team, which prepared deploying units’ intelligence sections to meet theater requirements for manning, equipping and training. She collected the necessary information to prepare the units with the most effective training plan and answered over 300 requests for information from units at all echelons.
Monday also served as the lead officer on all intelligence-related issues pertaining to Army Reserve and National Guard units, including retrieving funding and coordinating with the Theater Military Intelligence Brigade and Army Reserve Intelligence Support Centers to schedule pre-deployment training.
She was instrumental in training three division headquarters G-2 sections for Operation Spartan Shield, served as the representative supporting the final planning conferences and validation exercises for two division headquarters, and simultaneously trained two regional support command headquarters to serve as the ARCENT augmentation staff in the forward operating base in Kuwait.
Monday also initiated the ARCENT “Sister in Arms” program at the main command post, which encouraged Soldiers and leaders to participate in a Women’s Mentorship and Development program that promoted the service and leadership of female Soldiers.
and leadership of female Soldiers. The award is named after Col. Carl F. Eifler, who enlisted in the Army Reserve as a private in 1928 and received a commission after completing his officer training through correspondence courses. In 1942, while assigned to the Office of the Coordinator of Information, later renamed the Office of Strategic Services, Gen. William Donovan directed Eifler to establish and train a paramilitary unit in the China/ Burma/India Theater. Eifler and this unit, called Detachment 101, established a school to teach selected indigenous people all aspects of espionage and sabotage. During World War II, Detachment 101 and its agents were responsible for rescuing more than 200 downed Airmen, sabotaging the railroad system, and clearing the enemy from more than 10,000 square miles. Eifler was inducted into the Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame in 1988.