Gunnery Sergeant William M Lehrschall was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on February 1, 1982. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on August 14, 2000. GySgt Lehrschall graduated from Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC on November 10, 2000. He attended his MOS school at 29 Palms, CA, and designated as a 7242, Air Support Net Operator.
Upon completion of school in March 2001, he was transferred to Marine Air Support Squadron (MASS) 2, Okinawa, Japan where he served an Air Support Net Operator until August 2003. He then received orders to MASS 3, Camp Pendleton, CA where he served as Squad Leader/ Crew Chief and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. GySgt Lehrschall finished his contract on August 13, 2005 and returned to the civilian community till February 28, 2006 when he re-enlisted onto active duty and was ordered to MASS 1, Cherry Point, NC where he served as a Company Gunnery Sergeant, Company First Sergeant and Air Support Liaison Staff Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (SNCOIC), and deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi freedom, till January 2010. GySgt Lehrschall then received orders to Basic Recruiters Course and subsequently ordered to Recruiting Station Los Angeles where he served as a Canvassing Recruiter and SNCOIC. In June of 2013 GySgt Lehrschall was ordered to Recruiting Station New York. While at MASS 2, GySgt Lehrschall was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal in June 2001 and while at MASS 3 was promoted to Corporal in July 2003 and Sergeant in August 2005. While Stationed at MASS 1 he was promoted to Staff Sergeant in July 2008 and meritoriously promoted to his current rank of Gunnery Sergeant in July 2010 while stationed in Recruiting Station Los Angeles.
GySgt Lehrschall is currently assigned to Marine Corps Recruiting Station New York as a Station Commander at Recruiting Substation Hempstead.
GySgt Lehrschall’s personal awards include Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal with gold star in lieu of second award, Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal and the Good Conduct ribbon with 3 stars.