SFC Robert Trodahl

SFC Robert Trodahl

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  • PVT Nov 90
  • PV2 Oct 91
  • PFC Sep 92
  • CPL Mar 93
  • SPC Mar 98
  • SGT Jun 02
  • SSG Aug 04
  • SFC Jan 09

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I entered military service and began my career as a Cavalry Scout when I reported for One Station unit Training to FT. Knox, KY on 22 November 1990. Since that time period I have served at duty locations around the world to include, FT Chaffee, AR, Little Rock AFB, AR, Texas and Arkansas National Guard (College 1994-1998) FT Polk, LA, Budingen, GE, FT Carson, CO, Bosnia, Korea, Iraq, and FT Benning, GA. While serving in these locations, I have been placed in numerous duty positions to include HMMWV driver, M551 Sheridan driver, Sheridan and Bradley gunner, HMMWV commander, Sheridan Commander, Bradley Gunner, Bradley Commander, S3 assistant Operations Sergeant, Squad Leader, Section Leader, and Platoon Sergeant. I have participated in numerous training and combat deployments to include the National Training Center, Joint Readiness Training Center, Operation Joint Forge/Guard as a HMMWV gunner, Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraqi Governance and National Resolution phases) as a Bradley Commander and (Iraqi Surge and Iraqi Sovereignty phases) as a Platoon Sergeant, and Operation New Dawn as Assistant Operations Sergeant. Currently, I serve as an Army Reconnaissance Course Senior Instructor/Writer for the 3rd Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment at FT Benning, GA. First official job was at McDonalds at 16yrs old. That was my eye opener to the real world and the need for a work ethic. During my break from active duty I work retail were I was promoted very quickly to a manager due to the life experience the Army taught me. I have also worked in construction (Asphalt) as part of my fathers buisness and as a dairy distributor (family buisness on mothers side).

Military Experiences

Aug 2011 - Nov 2014
N Troop
Senior Instructor/Writer
Instructor/Writer for the Army Reconnaissance Course responsible for the training, professional development and mentoring of 72 students annually; develops, designs and revises course material; conducts small group instruction in advanced land navigation, terrain analysis, threat tactics and organization, intelligence preparation of the battlefield, advanced reconnaissance, security, surveillance operations and urban operations to Officers and Noncommissioned Officers; assesses and evaluates Scout Platoon Leaders and Sergeants during an intense 27 day course with 17 days of field exercises
Jan 2005 - Aug 2011
4-10 CAV
Scout Platoon Sergeant
Platoon Sergeant Cavalry Scout Platoon in an Armored Recon Troop; responsible for the health and welfare, morale, counseling, mentorship, combat readiness, training and discipline of 29 Soldiers; responsible for the maintenance, accountability, and operational readiness of three M2A2 ODS BFVs, five M1151 HMMWVs; advised the Platoon Leader on the tactical employment of the plaoon. Assistant Operations NCO in a Armored Recon Squadron in support of USD-South; responsible for tracking and providing intelligence updates, providing combat enablers to all combat patrols. Troop Master Gunner
Dec 2003 - Dec 2004
4-7 CAV
Section Sergeant
Section Sergeant in a forward deployed Cavalry Squadron, located 15K from the DMZ in the ROK; responsible for the training, morale and welfare of nine Soldiers; directs and controls the tactical deployment of a scout section; collects and gathers battlefield intelligence and reports informatiion to higher headquarters. Appointed Duties: UPL, Bradley Crew Evaluator, Unit Conduct of Fire Instructor/Operator, Weapons Specialist Crew and Section qualified Distinguished on Bradley Table VIII. Closed down Camp Gary Owen and moved the Unit to Camp Hovy.
Apr 2001 - Dec 2003
D Troop
Tank Commander
Served as a Gunner/Assistant Tank Commander of an Airborne Cavalry Crew equipped to fight as the Opposing Forces (OPFOR) at the Joint Readiness Training Center; trains a dedicated aggressor force that provides Ranger, Airborne, Light, and Special Operations Units with tough, realistic training for low to mid-intensity simulated combat. Appointed Duties: Consideration of Others Counseler, Urinalysis NCO, Jumpmaster


(4 years, 7 months)
Mar 2010 - Mar 2011
Dec 2007 - Feb 2009
Nov 2005 - Aug 2006
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Bradley Section leader
Jan 2004 - Jan 2005
South Korea
Bradley Section Leader

Military Credentials


Jan 2011

small arms instrucor trainer

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1996 - 1997

Centraila College

Associate Degree, Civil Engineering

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