First Sergeant Archer enlisted into the Marine Corps on 11 September 2000 and completed recruit training at MCRD San Diego, CA in December of the same year. Upon completion of recruit training he reported to the School of Infantry West, Camp Pendleton, CA for Marine combat training. Upon completion of MCT he reported to MCCES, Bravo Company, 29 Palms, CA for initial training and assignment as a Small Computer Systems Specialist.
In April 2001, Private First Class Archer reported to MWCS-38, 3rd MAW, MCAS Miramar, CA where he deployed in support of OIF to Kuwait and Iraq from January 2003 to June 2003.
In August 2004, Corporal Archer attended Recruiter’s School and served as a Canvassing Recruiter in Permanent Contact Station Ukiah, CA as a member of Recruiting Sub-Station Santa Rosa, CA and Recruiting Station San Francisco, CA.
In December 2006, Sergeant Archer reported to Combat Logistics Battalion-1, 1st Marine Logistic Group, Camp Pendleton, CA. During this tour Sergeant Archer served as a Data Chief, Communications Chief and Platoon Sergeant on multiple exercises and a deployment supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Fallujah, Iraq.
In February 2009, Staff Sergeant Archer reported to Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan to serve as the Server Management Chief and at MITSC WESTPAC.
In February 2012, Staff Sergeant Archer was sent to 2d Marine Aircraft Wing G-6 Cherry Point, NC. During his tour Staff Sergeant Archer served as the Platoon Sergeant and Information management Chief.
In June 2015, Gunnery Sergeant Archer received orders to NORAD & USNORTHCOM, Colorado Springs, CO to serve as the Combatant Commanders Communications Chief. While assigned, Gunnery Sergeant Archer assumed the roles of the Marine Corps Detachment Senior Enlisted Advisor and the J-66 Senior Enlisted Leader.
In June 2018, Gunnery Sergeant Archer reported to Marine Corps Base, MITSC East, Camp Lejeune, NC where he served as both the Field Service Support and MITSC SNCOIC.
In April 2019, First Sergeant Archer was FROCKED to his current rank and received orders to his present assignment as the Personnel Administration School First Sergeant.
First Sergeant Archer’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.