Sergeant Major Roger J. Baez
Inspector-Instructor Sergeant Major
1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment

SgtMaj Baez enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in December 1994 and attended recruit training in 1995 and again in 1998 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA.

Upon Completion of recruit training he attend the School of Infantry, Infantry Training Battalion at Camp Pendleton CA.

In Oct 1998, he was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, Camp Pendleton, CA, where he served as Rifleman, Automatic Rifleman, Team Leader and Squad Leader. During this tour he deployed with the 11th MEU and 15th MEU and was promoted to the ranks of Lance Corporal and Corporal.

In June 2002, he was assigned to Company A, Infantry Training Battalion, SOI-West, for duty as a Combat Instructor and also served as Platoon Commander. During this tour he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

In July 2005, he was assigned to Company G, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, for duty as a Squad Leader. During this tour he was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He deployed with the 31st MEU and deployed Iraq. He served in the billets of Squad Leader, Platoon Guide, Machinegun Section Leader, Rifle Platoon Sergeant and Weapons Platoon Sergeant.

In July 2008, he was assigned to the Staff NCO Academy Camp Lejeune. During this tour he was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. He served as the Command Physical Training Representative and Combat Conditioning Instructor. He served as a Faculty Advisor for the Sergeant's, Career and Advanced Courses as the primary warfighting, tactics and fire support Instructor.

In March 2011, he was assigned to 2nd Intelligence Battalion for duty as the Ground Sensor Platoon Sergeant. He deployed to Afghanistan for OEF 11.1 and 11.2. Additionally he served as the H&S Company Gunnery Sergeant and First Sergeant. During this tour he was selected to the rank of First Sergeant.

In March 2013, he was assigned to 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Twenty-nine Palms, CA for duty as Company B 1stSgt. He deployed with the Unit Deployment Program in 2014 and served as H&S Company First Sergeant during this tour.

In March 2016, he was assigned to H&S Company, H&S Battalion, School of Infantry East, for duty as Company First Sergeant. In November 2016 he was selected to serve as the Director of Marine Combat Instructor School. During this tour he was selected to his current rank of Sergeant Major.

In February 2018, he was assigned to 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2D Marine Logistics Group for duty as Battalion Sergeant Major.

In February 2020, he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment for duty as Inspector and Instructor Sergeant Major.

His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Gold Stars, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with 1 Silver Star, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.