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CSM’s “Pain Train” Leaves The Duty Station

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(KCEN) -- III Corps and Fort Hood bid farewell to its Command Sergeant Major on Wednesday.

Over the past 20 months, Command Sergeant Major Schroeder led our local troops both at home in central Texas and in Afghanistan.

He’s also known for his gruesome twist on physical training, known as “The Pain Train.”

That train is now leaving Fort Hood, as Schroeder is assigned as the U.S. Army Forces Command Command Sergeant Major at Fort Bragg.

He’ll be the most senior non-commissioned officer in all the Army for ground operations and the first person ever to elevate all the way from the battalion level to the corps level as a command sergeant major.

That makes him the first U.S. Army Forces Command has ever had with that much experience

“I have mixed emotions. We’ve never lived in central Texas, I think the central Texas community is amazing, Fort Hood is a Great Place for opportunities and for what it does for our Army and our nation,” Schroeder says.

A year after Fort Hood's 1st Cavalry Division transferred authority of Regional Command East in Bagram, Afghanistan, to the 1st Infantry Division, Schroeder and the 101st Airborne Division took over for 1st Infantry.

Then, once he joined III Corps, he deployed as the ISAF International Joint Command senior enlisted leader.

 Lieutenant General Mark Milley says, “The people of Afghanistan were counting on the Afghan Security Forces to secure their elections, and Sergeant Major Schroeder was instrumental in setting the conditions to make that happen."

Now the pain train leaves this duty station, and the question is whether anyone carry the grueling tradition on at Fort Hood when he’s gone.

Schroeder says, “I don’t know, I left some equipment here, I left some big duffle bags full of dirt, and some big chains.”

Now he’s bound for U.S. Army Forces Command, which Fort Hood falls under.

So watch out, III Corps troops, “The Pain Train” will make frequent stops.

Reporter: Sophia Stamas sstamas@kcentv.com

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