Command Sgt. Maj. Scott C. Schroeder, III Corps and Fort Hood’s top noncommissioned officer, was selected to serve with U.S. Forces Command, Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, III Corps and Fort Hood commander announced Monday.
“Command Sgt. Maj. Schroeder is a proven combat leader and one of the most professional soldiers I have ever met,” Milley said in the announcement. “It has been my privilege and honor to serve alongside him in previous assignments and here at III Corps and Fort Hood. I am confident he will provide the same expert and insightful advice to the Forces Command commanding general as he has provided to me.”
Schroeder joined the Phantom Corps in September 2012 from the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky. He deployed for nearly one year to Afghanistan with III Corps, returning in February. As the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command headquarters, the corps was responsible for all NATO ground troops in the country, including the drawdown of about 10,000 soldiers in the final three months of the mission.
With more than 30 years of service, Schroeder also deployed to Sinai, Egypt, and Iraq multiple times.
“While the community of the Great Place will miss Command Sgt. Maj. Schroeder and his wife, Marta, we can rest assured the Schroeders will continue to do what they do best — leading from the front, taking care of soldiers and families, and ensuring we have trained and ready forces to answer the nation’s call,” Milley said.
Schroeder’s replacement has not been named and there is no timeline for his departure to Fort Bragg, N.C.
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