Master Chief Roberts enlisted in the Navy on 28 January 1991 and subsequently graduated recruit training at Navy Basic Recruit Training Command San Diego, California.
Upon completion of recruit training, he attended Hospital Corpsman “A” School in San Diego, CA and reported to his first duty as Medical Surgical Corpsman at Naval Hospital Long Beach, CA. In 1993 he attended Field Medical Service School in Camp Pendleton and reported to 1st Force Service Support Group in Camp Pendleton, CA, where he was promoted to Petty Officer Third Class and then meritoriously promoted to Petty Officer Second Class.
In 1996 HM2 Roberts attended Independent Duty Corpsman School in San Diego, CA. Following graduation in 1997, he was meritoriously promoted to First Class Petty Officer and reported to 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division as the Independent Duty Corpsman. During this tour, he completed several deployments overseas, to include a humanitarian mission to Africa.
HM1 Roberts reported for shore duty at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton as the Leading Petty Officer, 31 Area Branch Medical Clinic. He was selected for Chief Petty Officer and was augmented 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines in support of OIF/OEF.
In 2004 HMC Roberts reported to the pre-commissioned ship, USS NITZE (DDG-94) as the Independent Duty Corpsman where he completed Exercise Northern Eagle. In 2005, he was promoted to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer.
In 2006 HMCS Roberts received orders to the USS KEARSARGE (LHD-3) and served as the Medical Department Senior Enlisted Leader and completed a 7-month deployment to the Middle East. In 2008, he reported as the 5th Fleet Medical Master Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Central/U.S. 5th Fleet, Bahrain. During this tour, he was promoted to his current rank of Master Chief Petty Officer.
Receiving orders to Norfolk in 2010, HMCM Roberts assumed the duty as Lead Ship Medical Inspector, Naval Surface Forces, Atlantic and subsequently as the Senior Enlisted Leader, Director for Administration, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.
In 2013, he was selected as the Command Master Chief 2D Medical Battalion, Camp Lejeune and is currently the Acting Command Master Chief for 2D Marine Logistics Group, Camp Lejeune.
Master Chief Roberts’ personal awards include Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (4th Award), Navy Commendation Medal with Valor, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6th Award), Combat Action Ribbon, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and numerous unit and campaign awards. He is qualified to wear Enlisted Surface Warfare, Enlisted Aviation Warfare, and Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare. In 1999 he completed the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration from Southern Illinois University and in 2012 completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Norfolk State University.