Chief Master Sergeant J.R. Erb, Band Superintendent

Chief Master Sergeant JR Erb is a native of Bethel Park, PA, and serves as Superintendent of the USAF Heritage of America Band. He studied music at West Virginia University and earned a Bachelor's degree in Applied Music-Jazz Studies, from the University of North Texas.
Prior to joining the Air Force, CMSgt Erb worked as a professional musician at Walt Disney World and on Premiere Cruise Lines. He has performed on string bass and bass guitar with musical greats such as Rosemary Clooney, Toni Tennille, Roger Williams, legendary Hawaiian Don Ho, and the Miracles. CMSgt Erb also spent five years developing leaders of character as an Academy Military Training Non-Commissioned Officer at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado.
During the summer of 2013, CMSgt Erb served as the Non-Commissioned Officer-In-Charge of the US Air Forces Central Command Band, Full Spectrum. The band performed in eight countries throughout the Middle East building partnerships while providing a wide variety of entertainment for U.S. service members and coalition partners.

2012 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education
2010 USAF Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy
2002 USAF Non-Commissioned Officer Academy
1997 Airman Leadership School

1. Hanscom AFB, MA Dec 1992-July 1995
2. Hickam AFB, HI July 1995-June 1998
3. Wright-Patterson AFB, OH June 1998-June 2003
4. US Air Force Academy, CO June 2003-July 2008
5. Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA June 2008-present

1997 Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School
2002 Distinguished Graduate, USAF Non-Commissioned Officer Academy

Meritorious Service Medal, first oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal, third oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
AF Good Conduct Medal, seventh oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War On Terrorism Service Medal
NCO Academy Distinguished Graduate
Airman Leadership School Distinguished Graduate

Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal, 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal 1st Oak Leaf Cluster