Leadership

Command Sergeant Major Jason Schmidt
Command Sergeant Major, Eighth Army

CSM Jason Schmidt enlisted in the Army and attended one station unit training (OSUT) at Fort Knox, Kentucky where he was awarded the MOS 19D, Cavalry Scout.

CSM Schmidt's military and civilian education includes all levels of NCOPDS and is a graduate of United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 60. He is also a graduate of the following military courses: Basic Airborne school, Air Assault school, SERE school (High Risk), Scout Leaders course, Advanced Airborne school (Jumpmaster), Pathfinder course, Joint Fire Power Controller course, Battle Staff course, Northern Warfare course, BN and BDE PCC, Garrison PCC and the CSM/SGM Force Management Course. He graduated from the Strategic Broadening Seminar (SBS 2015) in National Security Studies from the University of Louisville. CSM Schmidt holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Troy University.

CSM Schmidt's previous assignments include: Gunner/Cavalry Scout, G-TRP 2nd Squadron 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment Fort Polk, LA, Sheridan Crewman/Squad leader D-TRP 1st Battalion 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment Fort Polk, LA, Bradley Gunner/Commander A-TRP 4th Squadron 7th Cavalry Camp Gary Owen Korea, Section Sergeant 2/11 Scout Platoon 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Fort Irwin, CA, Platoon Sergeant A-TRP 1st Squadron 17th Cavalry Fort Bragg, NC, Joint Readiness Training Center Observer Controller (JRTC) Armor/MECH Team Fort Polk, LA, First Sergeant HHT 1st Squadron 40th Cavalry (Airborne) Fort Richardson, AK, First Sergeant B-TRP 1st Squadron 40th Cavalry (Airborne) Fort Richardson, AK, Senior Career Advisor Armor Branch Human Resources Command, Alexandria, Virginia, Operations Sergeant Major for 3BCT, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg NC, CSM for the 1st BN 6th Infantry Regiment, 2 ABCT, 1st AD, CSM United States Army Garrison Fort Riley, CSM United States Army Operational Test Command, CSM for IMCOM Pacific Region, and is currently the 8th Army CSM.

CSM Schmidt's awards and decorations include: The Legion of Merit (2OLC), Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (6 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5OLC), Korean Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (2-CS), Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, and the United Nations Mission In Haiti Medal. He has also earned the Combat Action Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (GOLD), Australian Parachutist Badge, Ukrainian Parachutist Badge, and the Canadian Parachutist Badge. He is a Knight in the Order of Saint George (Bronze and Silver Medallion), inducted into the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara, Legionnaire in the Order of Saint Maurice, member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, member of the Excellence in Armor Program, recipient of the Draper Armor Leadership Award, and was inducted as a distinguished member of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment. He has earned his Silver and Gold combat spurs.

CSM Schmidt is married and has two daughters.