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Jun 23, 2014

Major Mastin M. Robeson, Jr was born in Fort Belvoir, VA. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in May 2003 after graduating with a Business Administration degree from The Citadel. Following graduation from The Basic School, the Infantry Officer Course and the Light Armored Reconnaissance Leader’s Course, Second Lieutenant Robeson was assigned to 2d Marine Division in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. From 2004 until 2007, he served in 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion as a platoon commander, company executive officer and company commander, and deployed twice to Al Anbar Province in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF). Upon return from his second OIF deployment in 2007, Captain Robeson transferred to The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia where he served for one year as a Warfighting Instructor, followed by two years as Infantry Officer Course Instructor. Completing Expeditionary Warfare School in 2011, Captain Robeson assumed command of Company I, 3d Battalion, 6th Marines and deployed to Marjah, Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF). In 2012, he deployed once more to OEF, this time as the Officer-In-Charge of the Security Force Assistance Advisor Team to the Afghan National Army’s infantry battalions operating in northern Helmand Province. Returning from OEF in 2013, Major Robeson served in the 2d Marine Division G3 as the Assistant Future Operations Officer. He remained in this billet until assuming command of Recruiting Station, Albany, New York in June 2014. Major Robeson’s personal decorations include the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with 2 Gold Stars in lieu of third award, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device and the Combat Action Ribbon. Major Robeson is married to the former Betsy Blackwell of Dalton, GA and has a daughter, Molly (1).

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