Sergeant Sir Raashad Mathis was born on May 13, 1988 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After graduating Nova High School in 2006, Sergeant (Sgt) Mathis moved out of his house and started school at Broward Community College. Along with attending college, Sergeant Mathis also attained his A+ Certification in Computers and gained employment as a Technician with a third party Microsoft vendor. Looking for further adventure in his life, Sgt Mathis sought out a Marine Corps Recruiter and enlisted in early 2007.
Sgt Mathis graduated from Boot Camp in Parris Island, South Carolina on August 10, 2007 and was then transferred to North Carolina for MOS training as an 0121 Administration Clerk. After completing MOS school, Sgt Mathis was assigned to H&S section, MACG-18, 1st MAW, Okinawa, Japan where he served as a Unit Diary Clerk and Audit Specialist and was promoted to the rank of LCpl on July 1, 2008. After the administration of several units across Japan joined together to form Headquarters and Service Battalion IPAC, Sgt Mathis was assigned there and held the duties of Second Stage Clerk and SRB Auditor. While serving at this unit, Sgt Mathis competed on two Battalion level Marine of the Quarter boards and a Marine of the Year board. Sgt Mathis' victories at the Marine of the Quarter and Year boards led to him being nominated for a Battalion level Meritorious Corporal Promotion board, which he also won. Sgt Mathis was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Corporal on June 2, 2009.
In December of 2010, Sgt Mathis was transferred to his current duty station at Inspector-Instructor Staff, Engineer Company B, 6th Engineer Support Battalion where he serves as the Unit Diary clerk and Legal Clerk. Additionally, he fills billets as an Armory Custodian, Urinalysis Program Coordinator, Physical Training NCO, and the lead MCMAP Instructor. Outside of the unit, Sgt Mathis volunteers his own personal time to work with the local recruiters in order to conduct classes and physical training with the poolees to prepare them for the rigors of Boot Camp and the Marine Corps life.