Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, right, shakes hands with Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, III Corps and Fort Hood commander, after a ceremony Thursday, April 4, 2013, at III Corps.

FORT HOOD — 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 today.

"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 and deployed to Afghanistan with it.

"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.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here. You can contact Rose L. Thayer at rthayer@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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