SgtMaj Escobar was born in Berea, SC and reported to MCRD Parris Island for basic training in March 2000. Upon graduating from MCRD and completing MCT he reported to Towed Artillery Technician School at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD where he was promoted to PFC. Upon completion, he reported to 2d Battalion, 10th Marines, Battery G, Camp Lejeune in November 2000. He participated in various training exercises and deployed to Zaragoza, Span in support of Dynamic Mix. SgtMaj Escobar was promoted to Cpl and received orders to Marine Security Guard School in November 2003.
SgtMaj Escobar graduated from MSG school and was assigned to American Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras. In July 2004 he was assigned to American Embassy San Jose, Costa Rica where he served as the Assistant Detachment Commander and was promoted to Sgt. He was attached to a personal security team for former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Dakar, Senegal. In July 2006, he received orders to 1st Battalion, 12th Marines Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. SgtMaj Escobar served as the Battalion Ordnance Chief and deployed to Iraq in March 2007 under Task Force Military Police 1/12. He served as the Platoon Sgt for the Ordnance Platoon. He was promoted to SSgt and redeployed to Iraq, again with Task Force Military Police 1/12, in September 2008. He was attached to convoy security and Liaison Officer for Combat Outpost’s Korean Village, Waleed, and Trebil. Upon return from deployment, he received orders and reported to Recruiter’s School in September 2009.
SgtMaj Escobar was assigned as a canvassing recruiter to RSS Clovis, CA. In March 2010 he was appointed as the SNCOIC for RSS Fresno, CA. His Marines earned the award for Standard Recruiting Station of the Year, RS Sacramento 2012. In September 2012 he received orders to 1st Maintenance Battalion, Camp Pendleton. SgtMaj Escobar reported to Ordnance Maintenance Company and served as the Artillery Section SNCOIC and Company Gunnery Sergeant. In November 2013, he attached to CLB 7 and deployed to Afghanistan and directly supported 5th Battalion, 11th Marines hybrid artillery battery. He served as the Combat Logistics Company Ordnance OIC. SgtMaj Escobar received orders and was assigned as a Faculty Advisor, Career Course, at the SNCO Academy Camp Pendleton. In February 2016 he received orders to 1st Tank Battalion, Twentynine Palms where he served as 1stSgt for Company B and then received PCA orders to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines in November 2016. He trained and deployed with Company G to Kuwait, Iraq, and Syria as the Crisis Response Company 1stSgt. Upon return from deployment he transferred to H&S Company were he continued to enforce good order and discipline. He then received orders to 3d Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion where he served as the 1stSgt for Battery A and H&S Battery.
SgtMaj Escobar was promoted to his current rank and assumed the duties as the Recruiting Station Sergeant Major for RS Ft Lauderdale, Florida.
SgtMaj Escobar’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with four gold stars in lieu of fifth award and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one gold star in lieu of second award.