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TSgt Thomas Salyers

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Technical Sergeant Thomas Salyers is a Regional Band Craftsman, Trumpet with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA.  Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania his Air Force career began in 2002 with the Band of the USAF Reserve at Robins AFB, Georgia.
Technical Sergeant Salyers studied Classical Trumpet Performance at Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University.  His teachers include George Vosburgh, Neal Berntsen, Murray Crewe, James Thompson, and Neal Tidwell. TSgt Salyers has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, the Three Rivers Brass Quintet, the Macon Symphony, the Georgia Brass Band, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, John Santos, Dayna Stevens, Jason Marsalis, Tom Coster, Kristen Korb, Amy Grant, Aaron Neville, Lee Greenwood, Take Six, Lone Star, CeCe Winans, and Restless Heart. In addition, Sergeant Salyers has been a featured performer on National Public Radio's "Performance Today" and NHK television.


ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 2002-July 2008, trumpet, Band of the USAF Reserve, Robins AFB, GA
2. July 2008-July 2012, trumpet, USAF Band of the Pacific, Elmendorf AFB, AK
3. July 2012- July 2016, trumpet, USAF Band of the Pacific- Asia, Yokota AB, Japan
4. July 2016- present, trumpet USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA


EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class 13 Aug 2002
Senior Airman 13 Dec 2004
Staff Sergeant 1 Mar 2007
Technical Sergeant 1 August 2015

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
1.  Air Force Commendation Medal   1
2.  Meritorious Unit Award   0
3.  AF Organizational Excellence Award   3
4.  AF Good Conduct Medal   3
5.  National Defense Service Medal   0
6.  Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal   0
7.  Global War on Terrorism Service Medal   0
8.  AF Overseas Ribbon Long   0
9.  Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border   0
10.  AF Longevity Service   2
11.  USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon   1
12.  Basic Military Training Honor Graduate   0
13.  AF Training Ribbon   0