Assistant Chief Robert D. Schroeder, U.S. Border Patrol, has served on the southwest border in a variety of capacities, including surge task force operations, boat operations, air interdictions, southbound operations, and as a K-9 handler. He has conducted counter-smuggling operations in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Agent Schroeder holds an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice–Forensic Science from American Military University. He is an active member of the Alpha Phi Sigma Honors Society and is a graduate of the U.S. Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He is assigned to U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters and works in the Operations Division, which coordinates planning and operations for the South Texas Campaign and the 10,000 Customs and Border Protection personnel assigned there.