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Master Sergeant Rebecca Collins

  
Master Sergeant Rebecca Collins is a native of Gray, Georgia. Sergeant Collins received her Bachelors in Music Performance from the University of Georgia. in 2000, Sergeant Collins joined the US Air Force and was assigned to the Band of the Air Force Reserve, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.  After being stationed close to her hometown for 4 years, Sergeant Collins began an assignment at Sembach Air Base, Germany, with the United States Air Forces in Europe Band; then returned stateside in 2008 to spend 6 years at the US Air Force Band of Mid-America at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.  Sergeant Collins returned to Germany and the United States Air Forces in Europe Band in January of 2014.  Prior to joining the Air Force, Sergeant Collins taught a private clarinet studio and was a member of the Toccoa (Georgia) Symphony Orchestra.  She has studied clarinet with Dr. Theodore Jahn, Mr. William Fitzgerald, Mrs. Rebecca Rowell Cooke, and attended Master Classes by Dr. Robert Spring, Dr. Julia Heinen, and John Bruce Yeh.  In her free time, Sergeant Collins enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, biking, hiking, and reading.   

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Music Performance, University of Georgia (Magna cum Laude), 1999

Associate of Instrumental Music/Fine Arts, Community College of the Air Force, 2006

Airman Leadership School, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia (Levitow Award Winner), 2003

Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center, McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee (Distinguished Graduate), 2012

Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Distance Learning Course, Non-Residence, 2013

 

ASSIGNMENTS

January - February 2000, student, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

February 2000 – January 2004, Band of the United States Air Force Reserve, Robins AFB, GA

January 2004 – January 2008, United States Air Forces in Europe Band, Sembach AB, Germany

January 2008 – January 2014, United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, IL

January 2014 – present, United States Air Forces in Europe Band, Ramstein AB, Germany

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Air Force Commendation Medal, 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Force Good Conduct Medal, 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster

National Defense Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Air Force Overseas Ribbon – Long Tour

 

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION

Technical Sergeant:  1 May 2009