Gunnery Sergeant Lienemann, a native of Fraser, MI, enlisted in the Marine Corps in September 2002. Upon graduation of recruit training and Marine Combat Training, he received orders to the Naval School of Music where he was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal. After graduating the School of Music in July 2003, he reported to the Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band at MCAS Cherry Point North Carolina where he served as a Trumpet Instrumentalist, Fire Team Leader, Supply / FiscalClerk and was promoted to the rank of Corporal in October of 2003, and Sergeant in March of 2006. In February 2005, he deployed to Al Anbar Province, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he served as a watch stander for the Tactical Air Control Center aboard Al Asad Airbase.
In August 2006, then Sergeant Lienemann was transferred to the Second Marine Division Band, where he served as a Fire Team Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Guide, Supply / Fiscal Chief, Trumpet Section Leader, and the band’s interim Instrument Repair Technician. In February 2007, he again deployed to Al Anbar Province, Iraq were he served as a Squad Leader and Corporal of the Guard as part of the ECP / Security Platoon, Headquarters Battery, 2 / 10 at Camp Fallujah. Upon his return from Iraq, he continued to serve as the Instrument Repair Technician while the band’s billeted IRT was himself deployed. In March 2009 he was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant.
In June of 2010 Staff Sergeant Lienemann reported to the Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band at MCAS Miramar, California where he served again as the Trumpet Section Leader and Supply / Fiscal Chief, Platoon Sergeant, and twice served as the band’s interim Instrument Repair Technician. In December 2013, he was a Distinguished Graduate from the SNCOA Career Course, and in February 2014 was selected for the MOS 5523, Instrument Repair Technician.
From August 2014 thru May 2015, Staff Sergeant Lienemann was a student of band instrument repair at Minnesota State College Southeast Technical in Red Wing Minnesota where he graduated with High Honors. While at Red Wing, Staff Sergeant Lienemann also completed National Defense University’s Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Program.
In June 2015, Staff Sergeant Lienemann reported to the First Marine Division Band in Camp Pendleton California where he currently serves as the band’s Instrument Repair Technician. He was promoted to his current rank of Gunnery Sergeant on 1 August, 2015.
Gunnery Sergeant Lienemann’s awards and decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Marine Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal (3rd award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2nd award).