Sergeant Major
SgtMaj Charles W. Tyler



Sergeant Major Tyler reported to MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina for recruit training in June 1999. Upon graduation, he attended Marine Corps Combat Training and was transferred to Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools at Camp Johnson, where he received training in the MOS 0151 Administration Clerk. Upon graduation, Sergeant Major Tyler reported to Headquarters Company, Weapons Field Training Battalion, Edson Range, Camp Pendleton, California for duty. He served as the Orders Clerk and Mail Clerk. He was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Corporal. In November 2001, Corporal Tyler was reassigned to Recruiting Station Albany, New York, 1st Marine Corps District, Marine Corps Recruiting Command. There, he served as the Operations Clerk and the Admin Clerk. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

In December 2004, Sergeant Tyler received orders to Drill Instructor School, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California. Upon completion of Drill Instructor School, he was assigned to Company I, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, where he served as a Drill Instructor and Senior Drill Instructor. He was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant. In April 2008, Staff Sergeant Tyler was assigned to 7th Communications Battalion, III MHG, Okinawa, Japan. There, he assumed the responsibilities of the Legal Chief for the battalion. Staff Sergeant Tyler was transferred to Headquarters Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Base Okinawa, Japan in July 2008, where he served as the SNCOIC for the Legal and Promotion Section in the IPAC. He was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. In April 2009, Gunnery Sergeant Tyler commenced training with the Regional Corps Advisory Command (RCAC) 3-7. He deployed with RCAC 3-7 in July 2009 for 9 months. His duties included advising the G-1 Sergeant Major for the 101st Corps, Afghan National Army, in Wardak District. He also provided admin support for over 150 Marines and Sailors assigned to the Embedded Transition Teams (ETTs). Gunnery Sergeant Tyler returned from deployment to Headquarters and Service Battalion in April 2010. He was reassigned to the Inbound Department, IPAC, where he served as the SNCOIC. His collateral duties included teaching drill at the local Corporals Courses.

In January 2011 Gunnery Sergeant Tyler was transferred to Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia. There, he served as the SNCOIC for the Customer Service Department, and the SNCOIC for the Quality Assurance Department, IPAC. He served as a summer augment in 2011 and 2012 as a Sergeant Instructor at Officer Candidate School.  In April 2013, Gunnery Sergeant Tyler transferred to Officer Candidate School.  He served as a Platoon Sergeant, Company C, and as the Drill Master for Officer Candidates School. In March 2014, he was promoted and served as the Company First Sergeant for Company C, Officer Candidate School. In November 2015, First Sergeant Tyler was transferred to 1st Marine Raider Battalion, MARSOC and served as the Company First Sergeant, Marine Special Operations Company A (MSOC A). He deployed in January 2017 to Camp Navarro, Philippines, and served as the Senior Enlisted Advisor for Special Operations Task Force 511.2 (SOTF 511.2) in support of counter terrorism operations, which led to the establishment of Operation Pacific Eagle-Philippines (OPE-P).

From June 2018 to June 2020, Sergeant Major Tyler served as the Squadron Sergeant Major, Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 and was transferred on 12 June 2020 to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Air Wing, Iwakuni, Japan.

Sergeant Major Tyler's personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three gold stars in lieu of fourth award, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two stars in lieu of third award.