The usually stoic ceremony was peppered with remarks from Major General McConville about Schroeder’s family which brought snickers from the crowd and when it was time for Schroeder to make his remarks, he tore a section of his speech off and said he was going to cut that much of his speech so he could take 10 minutes to get a picture of him and his wife, Marla and CSM Smith and his wife, Sandra.
Command Sergeant Major Schroeder is a graduate of Thomas Edison State College with a degree in Social Science. He enlisted in the United States Army in May of 1983. During his 29 years of service, he has held numerous leadership positions. He assumed the duties as the Division Command Sergeant Major of the 101st in February 2010, and recently served as the Command Sergeant Major for Combined Joint Task Force 101 in Regional Command – East in Afghanistan.
CSM Schroeder is married to Marla and they have 3 children; Dillon, Shelby and Jason who is currently serving in the 82nd Airborne Division.
Command Sergeant Major Alonzo J. Smith entered the Army in August of 1984 and graduated One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia as an infantryman.
During his years of service, Smith has held numerous leadership positions. He is a graduate of all of the NCOES courses, to include the United States Army Sergeant Majors Academy, First Sergeants Course, Master Fitness, Jumpmaster, Pathfinder, Master Gunner, Drill Sergeant, Airborne, and Air Assault School.
CSM Smith is a Native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is married to the former Sandra Grier, of Rome, Georgia.
Spc. Tocarra Courtrier, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, embraces Roosevelt Gongob after being proposed to at a welcome home ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 22, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sg
Sgt. Kyle Zobel, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) reunites with his wife Christine after returning from a nine-month deployment at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 18, 2013. (U.S. Army pho
Will take place May 25-26 at the War Memorial Walking Trail Park, 101 Walter Garrett Lane, Oak Grove, KY. All activities will begin at 12 p.m. both days and the festival is free and open to the public. The festival includes a free carnival, various vendors, variety shows and a free concert with Joe Nichols at the Viceroy Performing Arts Center on Saturday. For more information visit http://www.springintosummerfest.com/QCMS/.
Breakfast Latino Style for Chiapas
Will take place Sunday, May 26 from 8-11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Family Life Center, 709 Franklin St. The event will take place every fourth Sunday of the month. This month's featured country is Brazil. Prices for breakfast items starts at $5. Proceeds raised from the breakfast items sold go to two parishes in the southern part of Mexico, San Pedro Chenalho and San Pablo Chalchihuitan.