Master Sergeant Edwin Escobar assumed the duties as senior maintenance supervisor
and senior enlisted advisor of the Army Field Support Battalion-Fort Bliss September
He entered the U.S. Army July 21, 1998 and completed One Station Unit Training at Fort
Leonard Wood, Missouri, as a combat engineer (12B). After some time in the U.S.
Army Reserve as a movement control specialist (88N), he returned to active duty and
attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, as a wheeled
vehicle mechanic (63B).
MSG Escobar’s assignments and duty positions include B Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, Bamberg, Germany, as a combat engineer; A Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, Bamberg, Germany, as an engineer team leader; 1172nd Movement Control Team, Bamberg, Germany, as a movement control sergeant; G Forward Support Company, 302nd Brigade Support Battalion, Camp Hovey, South Korea, as a platoon sergeant; 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas, as a shop foreman and battalion motor sergeant; D Company, 16th Ordnance Battalion, Fort Lee, Virginia, as an Advanced Individual Training platoon sergeant; Special Troops Battalion, 25th Sustainment Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, as the support operations maintenance branch operations sergeant; 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, as the battalion operations sergeant.
His military education includes: Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Master Leadership Course, Small Arms Repairer Course, NBC Defense Course, Sapper Leader Course, Transportation Coordinators - Automated Information for Movements System II Course, Technical Transportation of Hazardous Material Course, Hazardous Material Certifier Course, Unit Prevention Leader Course, Combative Level 1 Course, Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant Course, Master Resiliency Trainer Course, Equal Opportunity Leader Course, and Support Operations Course Phase I and II.
MSG Escobar has an associate degree in general studies from Barton County Community College.
His awards and decorations include: two Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal (5th Award), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 Campaign Star), Iraq Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service & Expeditionary Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 6), Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (“M” device), North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, Driver’s and Mechanic Badge (Track Vehicle and Mechanic Clasp), and the Sapper Tab.
MSG Escobar is a native of Springfield, Massachusetts. He is married and has two children