Sergeant Major Kerry A. Schnitz assumed the duties as the sergeant major of the Army Field Support Battalion-Korea September 2020.
SGM Schnitz enlisted into the Army Reserves in 1994 as an ammunition specialist and entered active duty in September of 2002. He attended Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Advanced Individual Training at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
SGM Schnitz served as a section chief, ammunition logistics sergeant, platoon command sergeant major. His stateside assignments include Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Knox, Kentucky; and Fort Bliss, Texas. His overseas assignments include Germany, Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
SGM Schnitz’s military education includes the Basic Leaders Course, the Advance Leaders Course, the Senior Leaders Course, the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 70), the Airborne School, the Small Arms Master Marksmanship, the Battle Staff Course, the Total Army Instructors Course, Level 1 and 2 Training for Army Combatives, the Drill Sergeant School, and the First Sergeant / Commanders course. He is now pursuing his bachelor’s degree in business and management from the American Military University.
SGM Schnitz's awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), the Army Commendation Medal (5th award), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (4th award), the Good Conduct Medal (5th award), the Army Reserves Component Achievement Medal (2nd award), two National Defense Service Medals, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4), the Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 5), the Army Reserves Component Overseas Training Ribbon (with numeral 2), the NATO Medal, the Army Superior Unit Award, the Meritorious Unit Award, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the German Schutzenschnur (German Armed Forces Badge for Weapons Proficiency).
SGM Schnitz is a native of Defiance, Ohio. He is married and has a child.