Colonel Höfler was born in Neunkirchen, Austria, in December 1975.
He joined the armed forces in October 1995 and served in an anti-tank battalion as commander of a tank destroyer (Kürassier).
He attended the Theresian Military Academy from 1998 to 2002. After his graduation he served in a logistic regiment.
Colonel Höfler commanded the maintenance company of the 1st Infantry Brigade from 2003 to 2008 and later he served as staff officer for training in the G3 division of the Austrian Combat Service Support Command. During this time, he was assigned to the battalion-sized Austrian Task Force at KFOR as staff officer logistic from 2005 to 2006.
In 2010 he joined the General Command and Staff Course at the national Defence Academy in Vienna and graduated in 2013. He was assigned to the Institute for Advanced Officer Training at the Theresian Military Academy from 2013 to 2019 and served there as Chief
As Head of Section, he was responsible for staff training in tactics and logistics.
During this time, he was assigned to the EUBG 2016-2 as ACOS CJ-4. Currently, he serves in a department under direct command of the general staff.
Colonel Höfler holds a Master Degree in Military Leadership.
He is married and has three children.