Carson troops host FORSCOM CSM
1 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, U.S. Army Forces Command, waits in line for lunch at the James R. Wolf Dining Facility with Soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division, March 4, 2015. Twenty seven Fort Carson Soldiers had the rare opportunity to speak c... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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2 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, U.S. Army Forces Command, and Spc. Cheyenne Delarosa (right), intelligence analyst, 404th Aviation Support Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, enjoy a healthy lunch ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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3 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgts. Maj. Scott Schroeder, left, U.S. Army Forces Command, and David M. Clark, 4th Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Carson, eat lunch with Fort Carson Soldiers at Wolf Dining Facility March 4, 2015. Twenty-seven Fort Carson Soldiers ha... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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4 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, U.S. Army Forces Command, with Pvt. Nathaniel Eaton, petroleum supply specialist, Company A, 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, after awarding Eaton with a coin... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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5 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder (center), U.S. Army Forces Command, renders honors during the national anthem with Brig. Gen. Michael Tarsa (left), deputy commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. David Clark (right), 4th Infantry Division and Join... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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6 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, U.S. Army Forces Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. David Clark, 4th Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Carson, bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Edison Rebuck during the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantr... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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7 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, U.S. Army Forces Command, meets with Capt. Colin Brodmerkel, commander, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, before observing a platoon live-fire ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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8 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – From right, Command Sgts. Maj. Scott Schroeder, U.S. Army Forces Command, Daniel Hidalgo, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and David M. Clark, 4th Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Ca... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Carson troops host FORSCOM CSM
9 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, U.S. Army Forces Command, offers guidance to Soldiers of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during a platoon live-fire exercise on Fort Carson M... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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10 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, U.S. Army Forces Command, observes training with Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Hidalgo, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. David Clark, 4t... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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11 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, U.S. Army Forces Command, observes an infantry mortar team with Command Sgt. Maj. David Clark, 4th Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Carson, and Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Hidalgo, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Re... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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12 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, U.S. Army Forces Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. David Clark, 4th Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Carson, observe Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantr... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT CARSON, Colo.- Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), talked with leaders and Soldiers while observing training and taking a tour of Fort Carson March 3-5.

FORSCOM is the largest U.S. Army command and provider of expeditionary, regionally engaged and campaign-capable land forces to combatant commanders.

Twenty-seven Fort Carson Soldiers had the opportunity to speak in an open forum with Schroeder during a meal at Wolf Dining Facility, where the CSM shared insights from his 31 years of service.

Schroeder presented a coin during the meal to Pvt. Nathaniel Eaton, petroleum supply specialist, Company A, 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

Eaton said it's not every day that you get the chance to talk with a member from the upper echelon of Army command.

"I really liked being able to talk with Command Sgt. Maj. Schroeder and hear what he has to say on topics, from Army downsizing to gender integration," said Eaton. "I learned a lot from him."

After attending a 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, change of responsibility ceremony Schroeder braved the snow to observe the Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st SBCT, 4th Infantry Division, during their platoon live-fire exercise.

Schroeder, along with Command Sgts. Maj. David M. Clark, 4th Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Carson, and Daniel Hidalgo, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, walked the lane offering their guidance and expertise to the troops during the exercise.

Schroeder said that the training in inclement weather was a perfect example of Army resilience.

"Those troopers are really being put to the task," said Schroeder. "Not only are they competing against the task, but also against the weather. This will be a live-fire that they will never forget. It will shape their memories and their career."

Schroeder concluded his visit with an NCO forum with sergeants major from across all Fort Carson formations where he talked about the importance of training and how to better lead Soldiers.