Sergeant Major Tyler was born in Monrovia, Liberia. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on 3 June 1999, and attended recruit training at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina. Upon completion, he received training at Marine Corps Combat Training and was transferred to Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools at Camp Johnson, North Carolina, where he received training as an Administration Clerk.
Upon graduation, Sergeant Major Tyler reported to Headquarter Company, Weapons Field Training Battalion, Edson Range in Camp Pendleton, California for duty. He served as the Orders Clerk and the Mail Clerk. He was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Corporal.
In November 2001, Sergeant Major Tyler was assigned 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 Major 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, Sergeant Major Tyler was assigned to 7th Communications Battalion, III MHG, Okinawa, Japan as the Legal Chief. Sergeant Major Tyler was transferred to Headquarters Company, IPAC Okinawa, Japan in July 2008, and served as the SNCOIC for the Legal and Promotion Section. He was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant.
Sergeant Major Sergeant Tyler deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with Regional Corps Advisory Command (RCAC) 3-7 from July 2009 to April 2010. He served as an advisor to the G-1 Sergeant Major for the 101st Corps, Afghan National Army, in Wardak Province. He also provided admin support for over 150 Marines and Sailors assigned to the Embedded Transition Teams (ETTs).
In January 2011 Sergeant Major Tyler was transferred to Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA. There, he served as the SNCOIC for the Customer Service and the Quality Assurance departments, IPAC. He served as a Sergeant Instructor during the summer months of 2011 and 2012 at Officer Candidate School.
In April 2013, Sergeant Major Tyler transferred to Officer Candidate School and served as a Platoon Sergeant, Company C, and as the Drill Master for Officer Candidates School. In March 2014, Sergeant Major Tyler was promoted and served as the Company First Sergeant for Company C, Officer Candidate School.
In November 2015, Sergeant Major 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).
Sergeant Major Tyler personal decorations include the 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.