Doug joined the Marines in 1986 and served for 30 years, retiring in January of this year.
Master Gunnery Sergeant Kirschner served at many bases across the US including the 9th Communication Battalion at Camp Pendleton, CA. He also served in the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group in China, Bangladesh, Japan, Austria, Australia, Pakistan, Haiti, Iraq, and Russia and was repeatedly assigned to guard the President.
Master Gunnery Sergeant is planning to move to North Carolina later this month to retire and play golf!
(Doug is on the left shaking the hand of a new Marine graduating boot camp in San Diego)