CMS Roberto D. Gimenez 738974 (Cav) PA was born on August 16, 1963 in Pakil, Laguna. He is the 3rd child among the eleven children of Engr. Domingo Cataroja Gimenez of Macalelon, Quezon and Dolores Kahinhinan Dalena of Pakil, Laguna.

He entered the military service on 01 August 1986 with the then Light Armor Brigade based at Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila. His first assignment was with the 4th Light Armor Battalion, Light Armor Brigade, Philippine Army (now 2nd Cavalry Squadron, Mechanized Infantry Division). He is a true blooded “Mounted Warrior” since his enlistment up to the time he assumed his new position.

During his formative year as a Private, he already assumed multiple positions: Clerk / Typist, Combat Vehicle Crew (RTO / Gunner) and CI Operative. As he advanced on his military career, he was entrusted different positions of responsibilities, such as Combat Vehicle Commander, Intelligence NCO (Company and Battalion); Production NCO, OG2, LABde; Instructor; Squad Leader; Platoon Sergeant; Budget & Fiscal NCO; Pre-Audit NCO, Management NCO and Chief Clerk of OG6, Light Armor Division and MFO, Mechanized Infantry Division until his designation as Battalion Sergeant Major, 4th Light Armor Battalion, Light Armor Division on 01 September 2012; Squadron Sergeant Major, 2nd Cavalry Squadron, Mechanized Infantry Division on 01 April 2013. He became the Command Sergeant Major of Mechanized Infantry Division on 01 July 2014. As a Sergeant Major, he also participated in different boards representing the EP Corps. He assumed the position of Philippine Army Command Sergeant Major effective 02 February 2016.

CMS Gimenez underwent different trainings and courses, among them were: Armor EP Basic Course; Tactical Intelligence NCO Course; Scene of Crime Examiner Course; and Military Intelligence NCO Course where he graduated Number One. He also took up other specialization courses, seminars, symposiums, forums and trainings on Armor Operation; Resource Management; Intelligence; and NCO Leadership. He finally took up the AFP Sergeant Major Course and graduated as Top 2 in the AFPSMC “Motivators” Class 06 – 2012. On his graduation, he was conferred the following awards: Vice Chief of Staff Award; Commanding General, Philippine Army Award; Best Staff Study Award and Seminar Academic Excellence Certificate.

Furthermore, he was a recipient of numerous awards and decorations: Bronze Cross Medal; Gawad sa Kaunlaran; (10) Military Merit Medals; (35) Military Commendation Medals; Campaign Medal and Ribbon; Military Civic Action Medal; AFP Conduct Medal; Long Service Medal; Personnel Readiness Badge (Gold); other medals, ribbons and badges. He also received numerous Letters of Commendations; Certificates of Recognitions and Appreciations. He was adjudged as the Best EP CY 2003 of the Light Armor Brigade, Philippine Army.

CMS Gimenez is married to the former Olivia Adarlo Tuico of Pasig City. They are blessed with four (4) children (2 boys / 2 girls) namely Jeffrey Oliver; Robert Jason; Khrsna Liane and Jenifer Marie. All are college graduates, and are now working professionals.