Sergeant Major Fausto Cabrera enlisted in the Marine Corps in October 1995 and completed recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego California (CA). Upon completion of basic training, Private Cabrera reported to Assault Amphibian Schools Battalion at Camp Pendleton CA, where he received the military occupational specialty of 1833, an Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Crewman. Upon completion in June 1996, Private First Class Cabrera reported to 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion (AABN) Camp Pendleton CA and was assigned as an AAV crewman. In October 1997, Lance Corporal Cabrera deployed to Okinawa Japan, participating with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).
In October 1999, Sergeant Cabrera reached his end of active service and departed the Marine Corps. In July 2000, he reenlisted in the Marine Corps. In September 2000, Sergeant Cabrera reported to 3D AABN, Camp Pendleton CA and was assigned as an AAV Commander and Section Leader. In March 2001, Sergeant Cabrera deployed with the 11th MEU.
In January 2003, Sergeant Cabrera reported to MCRD Parris Island South Carolina for Drill Instructor duty. He was assigned to Company M, Third Recruit Training Battalion and Special Training Company, Support Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment. Staff Sergeant Cabrera served as a Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, and Chief Drill Instructor.
In May 2006, Staff Sergeant Cabrera reported to 3D AABN, Camp Pendleton CA and was assigned as an AAV Section Leader. In April 2007, Staff Sergeant Cabrera deployed with the 13th MEU and participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom 6-8. In July 2008, Gunnery Sergeant Cabrera was assigned as an AAV Platoon Sergeant and deployed to Okinawa Japan, participating with the 31st MEU. In February 2011, he redeployed with the 13th MEU.
In January 2012, First Sergeant Cabrera reported to 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Regiment, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay Hawaii and was assigned as the Company First Sergeant for Company B and Headquarters and Service Company. During his tour, First Sergeant Cabrera deployed twice to Okinawa Japan.
In February 2015, First Sergeant Cabrera reported to Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry West, Camp Pendleton CA and was assigned as the Company First Sergeant for Company B.
In January 2016, Sergeant Major Cabrera was promoted to his current rank and reported to Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 38, Marine Air Control Group 38, Miramar CA and was assigned as the Squadron Sergeant Major.
In January 2018, Sergeant Major Cabrera reported to Combat Logistics Battalion 11, Combat Logistic Regiment 17, Camp Pendleton CA were he currently serves as the Battalion Sergeant Major.
Sergeant Major Cabrera’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
Sergeant Major Cabrera is married to the former Nicole S. Matsumoto from San Jose, CA.