Sergeant Major Erick J. Robles is a native of Lima, Peru. He enlisted in the Marine Corps’ delayed entry program in June 1996, and attended Recruit Training in August 1996 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. Upon completion of recruit training, he was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Private First Class. After completing Marine Combat Training School and (MOS) school at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, he was assigned to 3rd Supply Battalion, 3rd Force Service Support Group Okinawa, Japan. In June 1997, he was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal.
In June 1998, Lance Corporal Robles was assigned to Combat Service Support Detachment 34 in support of Ulchi Focus Lens (UFL) 98 at Pohang Korea. He served as Secondary Repairable Noncommissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC). In December 1998, he was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Corporal. Upon completion of Corporal's Leadership Course, Corporal Robles reported to 1st Supply Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, Camp Pendleton, California and deployed in support of Exercise Bright Star 2000 in Egypt.
In July 2000, Corporal Robles received orders to 1st Force Reconnaissance Company, I MEF, Camp Pendleton California. He was assigned as Supply Administration Chief. During his tour, he served as 5th Platoon Special Equipment NCO. In November 2000, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. From January to May 2003, Sergeant Robles deployed to the Middle East in support of both Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom, he served as the unit forward supply chief.
In February 2004, Staff Sergeant Robles received orders to report to Recruiting Station San Diego, 12th Marine Corps District, San Diego, California, where he served as the RS Supply Chief. While serving there, Staff Sergeant Robles was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant.
In July 2006, Gunnery Sergeant Robles attended Drill Instructor school at MCRD San Diego. Upon graduating in August 2006 he was assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion. During his tour, Gunnery Sergeant Robles served as a Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, Series Chief Drill Instructor, and Operations Chief.
In September 2009, Gunnery Sergeant Robles received orders to 1st Supply Battalion, CLR-15. He was assigned as the Deployed Support Unit (DSU) SNCOIC and remained in that billet until being frocked to First Sergeant in December 2009.
In January 2010, First Sergeant Robles was transferred to 1st Maintenance Battalion and served as First Sergeant for the Reparable Maintenance Company, Motor Transport Maintenance Company, and Maintenance Company (Forward),
CLR-15 (Forward) in support of OEF 10.2 Afghanistan until he received orders to 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion.
In July 2012, First Sergeant Robles reported to 3d Marine Division as First Sergeant for Bravo Company, 3d Reconnaissance Battalion. In December 2013, First Sergeant Robles was reassigned as the Headquarters and Service Company First Sergeant, 3d Reconnaissance Battalion until being frocked to his current rank in May 2015.
In July 2015, Sergeant Major Robles reported to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, 3d Marine Air Wing for duty as the “FLYING TIGERS” Sergeant Major. During his tour, he deployed to Japan in support of the Unit Deployment Program (UDP) 16.2 in Okinawa.
In November 2017, Sergeant Major Robles was assigned to 4th Marine Division and assumed his current duties as the Inspector-Instructor Sergeant Major for 2nd Battalion 14th Marines, Grand Prairie, Texas.
Sergeant Major Robles’ personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two gold stars.
Sergeant Major Robles has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Maryland University College.