Cleveland, OH --
Sgt. Todd F. Schuller, a Boardman, Ohio native and extended active duty recruiter with Recruiting Sub-Station Tri-County, was recently selected for a position with Marine Corps Criminal Investigation Division.
CID is a federal agency responsible for investigating crimes against persons and property in the Marine Corps and works with the Provost Marshal’s Office on all Marine Corps Installations. CID has a stringent selection process that takes only the best and is the next step for Schuller who has been in law enforcement for eight years.
After graduating from Cardinal Mooney High School in 2005, Schuller went on to the University of Akron where he would attend and play college football for a year. After his freshman year, he transferred to Youngstown State University.
He was always interested in becoming a law enforcement officer and attended the police academy at YSU in August of 2006, graduating in January of 2007.
After working at agencies in the local area, Schuller decided that joining the Marine Corps would be something that would benefit him and give him another opportunity to serve.
“I had always considered a military career,” said Schuller. “In addition to serving my country, I wanted the tactical experience from being an infantryman.”
After graduating recruit training in the summer of 2007, Schuller reported to Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment.
In early 2010, Schuller was given the opportunity to become a reserve recruiter aide for RS Cleveland for five months.
“While being a recruiter aide, there was never a thought that I would eventually become a recruiter,” said Schuller.
Soon after his time as a recruiter aide was up, his reserve command was mobilized for a deployment to Afghanistan. After returning from deployment, Schuller was presented with the opportunity to submit a package to become an EAD recruiter.
“I had made an impression on the command group during my time as a recruiter aide, and I felt that this offered a better situation for me and my family to come on active duty as a recruiter,” Schuller said.
In addition to his canvassing recruiter duties with RS Cleveland, he currently serves as a Deputy in corrections with Mahoning County and as a detective with Trumball County’s narcotics taskforce. He has been with Mahoning County since 2008 and Trumball since 2013.
After three years of recruiting and changing the lives of people from and around his hometown, Schuller was faced with a decision in regard to his future in the Marine Corps.
Schuller had the desire to stay on active duty but being an EAD recruiter means that after his current tour, he would return back to being a reservist infantryman.
“I knew that I wanted to stay on active duty and that I wanted to be part of a specialized unit or team,” said Schuller. “When I came across the opportunity to join CID, I was excited at the thought of being able to be part of some of the best investigative agents in the country.”
Schuller said that he would particularly enjoy the high level of responsibility associated with the job.
“One thing about Schuller is that he is a hard worker,” said Maj. Jonathan Glover, RS Cleveland Commanding Officer. “He is also a natural leader, so the sky is the limit for him as he goes on with his career with CID. I am sure he will continue to excel.”
Schuller plans to make the Marine Corps a career and is excited about the opportunity to progress in CID.
“I believe that the skills I have gained during my time on recruiting will be extremely helpful going forward with my career,” Schuller said. “My communication skills and ability to interact on a personal level are things that I will be using the rest of my career.”
In the next few months, Schuller will be moving on to begin his on-the-job training before attending the Army CID Special Agent Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.