CSM Robert Sanchez is a native of Pharr, Texas. CSM Sanchez entered the Army on 2 Oct, 1991, as a 14R (Bradley/Stinger Fighting Vehicle Crewmember). He attended Basic Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Throughout his military service, he has served in several enlisted leadership positions from squad leader to Battalion Command Sergeant Major.
His duty assignments include, Alpha and Bravo Battery 3rd BN, 4th ADAR, Fort Bragg, North Carolina (Squad Leader), 1st BN, 3rd ADA and HHC 3rd ID, Fort Stewart Georgia, (Squad Leader), 1st BN (ABN), 507th INF, Fort Benning, Georgia, (Basic Airborne Course Instructor, “Blackhat”), 4th BN, 3rd ADA, Kitzingen, Germany (Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant), 2d BN, 6th ADA, Fort Bliss, Texas, (S-3 Schools and Operations Sergeant), Fort Bliss NCO Academy (PLDC/WLC Senior Instructor, BNCOC Senior Instructor, BNCOC Branch Chief/First Sergeant), Delta Battery 1st BN, 7th ADA, (First Sergeant), 1st BN 7th ADA (Battalion Operations Sergeant Major), 1st BN, 44th ADA, (Command Sergeant Major).
His military education includes Basic Training, Advanced Individual Training, Basic Airborne Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, Nuclear Biological Chemical Course, Primary Leadership Course, Army Master Fitness Trainer Course, Advanced Airborne Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Pathfinder Course, Unit Movement Officer Deployment Course, Air Mobility Operations Course, Airload Planners Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Total Army Instructor Training Course, Army Small Group Instructor Course, the First Sergeants Course and the United States Army Sergeants Major Course Class 62, Battalion and Brigade Pre-Command Course.
CSM Sanchez is a member of the Prestigious Honorable Order of Saint Barbara. His awards and decorations include The Meritorious Service Medal (5olc), The Army Commendation Medal (5olc), The Air Force Commendation Medal, The Army Achievement Medal (3olc), The Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award), National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (2 Bronze Stars), Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 4), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 4), Southwest Asia Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal-KU, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, Parachutist Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, British Airborne Badge, Driver’s and Mechanic Badge W-Device.
CSM Sanchez’ civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science in Management and Administration from Excelsior College in New York and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in History.
He is married to the former Theresa Lynne Champion and they have two children.