Chief warrant Officer 2 Dobson enlisted in the Marine Corps in December 1999 and completed recruit training at MCRD San Diego. Following recruit training; Private Dobson attended Marine Combat Training at Camp Pendleton and the Motor Transport Maintenance School at Camp Johnson where he was promoted to Private First Class. Upon completion, he was assigned the MOS of 3521.
Private First Class Dobson reported to Combat Service Support Detachment 21, Cherry Point, North Carolina in August of 2000 for duty as a basic mechanic. During this tour he was promoted all the way to Sergeant in May of 2003 and held the billets as Quality Control and Platoon Sergeant.
Sergeant Dobson was then transferred to MWCS-48, Great Lakes, Illinois for I&I duty in October of 2003. During this duty station he would deployed to Iraq in support of OIF 2 from August of 2004 through February 2005, and also to support efforts in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina.
Sergeant Dobson was then transferred to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island for duties as a Drill Instructor in December of 2006. During this tour Sergeant Dobson was promoted to Staff Sergeant in 2007 and would hold the billets as DI, SDI, SNCOIC, and Ops Chief.
Sergeant Dobson was then transferred 1st Maintenance Battalion, Camp Pendleton, California for duties as a Maintenance Chief in March of 2010. During this tour he would go TAD to CLB-11, 11th MEU and deploy on the USS Pearl Harbor, only to be selected as a Warrant Officer in October of 2011.
Following The Basic School, Warrant Officer Dobson reported to 2nd Battalion 10th Marines for duty as the battalion motor transport officer in May of 2012. During this tour he would be promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 2 in August of 2013.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Dobson would execute a PCA to Combat Logistic Battalion 6 in August of 2014. Chief Warrant Officer 2 would deploy to Romania in support of the Black Sea Rotational Force from July of 2015 through April 2016.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Dobson reported to Combat Logistics Company 11 for duty as the Company Commander and Maintenance Officer in July of 2017 to present.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Dobson’s awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal 2nd award, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal 4th award, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.