Sergeant Major Robert W. Schieler enlisted in the Marine Corps in April 1998 and completed recruit training at MCRD Parris Island, SC in July of the same year. He was a student at the Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, NC from July to August 1998, and assigned the MOS 0311 rifleman. He attended Marine Corps Security Force Training Company, Chesapeake, VA from September to October 1998.
Private First Class Schieler reported to the United States Naval Academy Company, 8th and I Battalion, Annapolis, MD in October 1998. He was meritoriously promoted to Lance Corporal in April 1999 and to Corporal in August 1999. While there he held the billets of Sentry, Corporal of the Guard, and Sergeant of the Guard. He also performed numerous ceremonial duties to include firing parties, funeral details, marching details and color guard.
Corporal Schieler reported to Company B, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC in February 2001. He deployed to Okinawa, Japan from June to December 2001. In July 2001, he was promoted to Sergeant and served as a Squad Leader and Platoon Guide. From January to April 2002, he was deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba with the Marines of Company B as part of Joint Task Force 160 where he served as a Guard Section Leader. He deployed to Kuwait and Iraq as part of Task Force Tarawa, Regimental Combat Team – 2, from January to June 2003, as a Mortar Section Leader for Company B.
Sergeant Schieler reported to the School of Infantry (E), Camp Geiger, NC in January 2004. Upon graduation from the Marine Combat Instructor Course in March 2004 he was assigned to Delta Company, Infantry Training Battalion as a Squad Leader. From February 2005 until February 2006 he was the SNCOIC of the MOUT/Combat Marksmanship Section, Headquarters and Instructor Company, Infantry Training Battalion, SOI(E). He was meritoriously promoted to Staff Sergeant in July 2005. He served as a platoon Commander for Charlie Company, ITB for February and March of 2006. He then served as the ITB S-3 Scheduling Chief and Operations Chief from March to October 2006.
Staff Sergeant Schieler reported to Company I, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC in March 2007. He deployed from August 2007 to January 2008 with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. He served as a Platoon Sergeant in the Helicopter Company. In October 2008, he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a Platoon Commander. He was promoted to Gunnery Sergeant in January 2009. He returned in June 2009 and served as a Company Gunnery Sergeant and Company Executive Officer.
Gunnery Sergeant Schieler reported to Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Quantico, VA in March 2010. He served as a Faculty Advisor for the Career Course. In December he was selected for First Sergeant and served as the chief instructor for the Career Course until March 2012.
First Sergeant Schieler reported to 2d Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, NC in June 2012. He deployed to Afghanistan as part of Special Operations Task Force 82 from September 2012 until April 2013. He was then assigned as the Company First Sergeant for Marine Special Operations Company F and deployed to Afghanistan from May 2014 to October 2014.
First Sergeant Schieler reported to Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Base Pendleton, CA in May 2015 was assigned as the First Sergeant for Bravo Company until June 2017 when he was promoted to Sergeant Major.
Sergeant Major Schieler’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3rd award), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and Combat Action Ribbon.