Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Scott Schroeder

Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Scott Schroeder

Scott Schroeder

Scott C. Schroeder graduated in 1979 from King George High School, King George, Virginia. He enlisted in the United States Army in May of 1983. Scott attended Basic and Advanced Individual Training as an electronics mechanic at Fort Bliss, Texas. After his first enlistment he reclassified as an Infantryman.  

During his 34 years of service, Scott has held numerous leadership positions to include: Fire Team Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Operations Sergeant, First Sergeant, and Command Sergeant Major.  

He was a Command Sergeant Major for 14 years, serving as the Command Sergeant Major for the following Commands: U.S. Army Forces Command; III Corps & Fort Hood; 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell; 2d Brigade Combat Team 101st, 3d Battalion, 502d Infantry, and 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry.  

His other assignments include: 2d Battalion, 5th Infantry, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry, Fort Benning, as a Drill Sergeant; 3d Battalion, 75th Infantry, Fort Benning; 2d Battalion 505th PIR, Fort Bragg; and 5th Group USAAD, Federal Republic of Germany.  

He deployed to Sinai Egypt, participating in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1991 while assigned with the 82d Airborne Division. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2001 OEF I with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) as a First Sergeant. As a Battalion Command Sergeant Major with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), he deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom I and 05-07. He served as the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Command Sergeant Major during Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09. As the Division Command Sergeant Major for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), he deployed as the Command Sergeant Major for Combined Joint Task Force 101 in Regional Command-East Afghanistan for OEF X-XI. He deployed as the ISAF International Joint Command and III Corps Senior Enlisted Leader, Kabul, Afghanistan (2013-2014).  

Since retiring, Scott has worked with a nonprofit focused on Veteran and First Responder rehabilitation and suicide prevention, and authored the book, Behind the Colors – Where NCO Leadership Lives.  Scott has work with industry for several years and recently founded The Proximity Group. He currently lives in Charlotte N.C. with his wife, Marla.