CW5 Martina Robles & CSM Carlos Olvera, U.S. Army South

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CW5 Robles was assigned as the Command Senior Warrant Officer Advisor (CSWOA) of US Army South, Fort Sam Houston TX on March 21, 2017. She is a graduate of the Warrant Officer Senior Staff College, Fort Rucker Alabama and received a Master degree in Business Administration from Phoenix University, Arizona. As a logistician, she has served in various staff positions in Airborne, Special Operations Ground and Aviation, Heavy Mechanized, Light Infantry and Joint Special Operations Forces units.

As a Warrant Officer One (WO1), she served as a Platoon Leader and Supply Systems Technician for the 64th FSB, 3RD BCT/4th Infantry Division and in 2003 she deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). In 2004, CW2 Robles was assigned to the Forward deployed 6 -52nd Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Battalion supporting V Corps mission. As a platoon leader and technician she worked in the realignment of missile defense systems (MDS) and forces throughout Europe; she supported various MDS exercises and multinational training events that set current security conditions.

From 2006 through 2009, CW3 Robles was hand selected to work at the Joint Special Operations Command Europe where she held various positions ranging from property book officer, chief support operations, special activities log officer and other joint staff level positions. She deployed multiple times to West Africa in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Trans-Sahara (OEFT-TS) where she executed a variety of conventional and unconventional sustainment activities. In 2010, CW3 Robles was selected from the joint staff as the first and only Warrant Officer to become the International Security Assistance Force Special Operations (ISAF-SOF) J4 Director, a position normal manned by a LTC or above. Upon her successful return to Europe, she became a Joint Logistics Planner with focus on Eastern Europe and worked closely with NATO Headquarters and NATO SOF on security cooperation efforts and PNs capability developer. From 2011 through 2012, she was a planner for Joint Chief Of Staff Exercises and multiple NATO events aimed to shape the security of the Baltic and Eastern Europe nations. During this period she served a tour with the Joint Special Operations Aviation Command (JSOAC – UK) as the Joint Log planner for the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).

Chief Robles was assigned to 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in 2012, and was then deployed to the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A) where she served as the SOF multinational integrator and logistic manager four (4) Multi-National Special Operations Task Forces (SOTF). She directly coordinated logistic operations with the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC), consisting of two (2) Brigades and 10 separate battalions. Her direct involvement on equipment sourcing and operations synchronization gave way to multiple successes in the battlefield. Due to her selection to CW5 in 2015 and her vast logistic SOF experience, she was identified as the best candidate for the job with United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and was then immediately placed in the newly created US Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC) G4. She served as the OIC for materiel, air delivery and transportation sections in support of 160th Aviation Regiment and other separate aviation special operations mission units operating worldwide.

CW5 Robles is a graduate of the Supply Systems Technician Warrant Officer Basic Course, Warrant Officer Staff Course and Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course. She is also a graduate of Airborne School, Support Operations Course, Joint Logistic Course, Unconventional Logistic Course, NATO Logistic Course, Defense Acquisition Level II Certification Course, Capability Course and Material Readiness Course. Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1), Meritorious Service Medal (5), the Joint Meritorious Unit Award (1), Joint Service Commendation Medal (2), Valorous Unit Award (1), Presidential Unit Citation Award (1) Army Superior Unit Award (1), NATO Medals, parachutist badges from Ukraine, Croatia, and Romania.

 

Command Sergeant Major Carlos R. Olvera assumed the Command Sergeant Major position for U.S. Army South, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on May 27, 2015. He entered the United States Army in 1989 and completed his One Station Unit Training (OSUT) as a Reconnaissance Scout in Fort Knox, Kentucky. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, and Economics from Empire State College, SUNY, and is currently working on a Master’s of Science in Management degree from Excelsior College, New York.

He has served in a variety of leadership positions to include: Scout Team Leader, Scout Squad Leader, Scout Platoon Sergeant and Platoon Leader, Drill Sergeant and Senior Drill Sergeant, ACRC Team NCOIC, First Sergeant, and Brigade Operations Sergeant Major for two different brigades. His overseas assignments include one tour in the Republic of South Korea, participation in Operation Enduring Freedom and he is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom (two tours). Prior to his current assignment, he was the Command Sergeant Major for the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment at Fort Bliss, Texas and most recently served as the Command Sergeant Major for the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation at Fort Benning, Georgia.

 

 

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