Ch. (CMDR) Bill Gasser (right) retires from the United States Navy Reserve.

Ch. (CMDR) Bill Gasser retired from the United States Navy Reserve March 11 after 43 years of service.

Gasser enlisted in the Marines in 1974 and later became a warrant officer serving as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps Reserves. A graduate of Northwest Baptist Seminary and Dallas Theological Seminary, Gasser was ordained and then transferred to the Navy Reserve to serve as a GARBC-endorsed chaplain in 1988. During his time in the Navy Reserve, he spent 21 months forward-deployed in support of the Global War on Terror.

Gasser and his wife, Teri, live in Manhattan, Kansas, where he serves as the pastor of Grace Baptist Church.