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The USAF Band Leadership

Colonel Don Schofield   Colonel Don Schofield

Colonel Don Schofield is the commander and conductor of The United States Air Force Band. He is responsible for all activities of this 184-member squadron including equipping, training and deploying Airmen musicians to perform nearly 1,600 missions each year. He recently completed command with the United States Air Forces in Europe Band stationed at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, where he oversaw and directed more than 400 missions annually across Europe and Africa in a 104-nation area of responsibility.

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Captain Dustin Doyle   Captain Dustin M. Doyle

Captain Dustin M. Doyle is the Director of Operations for The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. He is responsible to the Band commander for functional oversight of operations, logistics, publicity, resource management, training and readiness for a 184-member unit to accomplish nearly 1,600 missions each year.

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  1st Lieutenant Christina A. Muncey

First Lieutenant Christina A. Muncey is a flight commander for The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. She serves as the Officer-in-Charge of the Concert Band, the Airmen of Note, Productions, and Resources and Supply. She is responsible to the Band commander for oversight of equipping and training a 184-member unit to accomplish more than 1,600 missions annually.

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1st Lieutenant Philip R. Emory


First Lieutenant Philip R. Emory is the Flight Commander for The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. He serves as the Officer-in-Charge for the Air Force Strings, Singing Sergeants and Marketing & Outreach. He is responsible to the Band commander for functional oversight of operations, logistics, publicity and resource management to enable the success of the 184-member unit to accomplish nearly 1,600 missions each year.

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Chief Master Sgt. Michael Piersol   Chief Master Sgt. Michael Piersol

Chief Master Sgt. Michael Piersol is the chief enlisted manager for The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. He is responsible to the Band commander for functional oversight of operations, logistics, publicity, resource management, training and readiness for a 184-member unit to accomplish nearly 1,600 missions each year.

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Master Sergeant Ruan Brits   Master Sergeant Ruan Brits

Master Sgt. Ruan Brits is the First Sergeant, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. He serves as the key enlisted advisor to the Band’s Commander on matters concerning the welfare, career progression and mission readiness of more than 187 personnel. Sergeant Brits provides guidance and direction to squadron senior leadership on unit morale, career enhancement and discipline.

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