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TSgt M. Andrew Tucker

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Technical Sergeant M. Andrew Tucker is a percussionist with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA.  Originally from Lima, New York, his Air Force career began in 2002.

Sergeant Tucker has performed with noted groups such as the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band of Somerville, MA, and the Somerville Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band. His private music teachers include John McNeill, Don Harry, and Craig Hetrick.

MILITARY EDUCATION
2013 - Noncommissioned Officer Professional Enhancement Seminar, Travis AFB, CA
2010 - Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course, Joint Base Elmendorf-Rchardson, Alaska
2008 - Airman Leadership School, Hanscom AFB, MA
2008 - Community College of the Air Force Associate of Applied Science, Music (pending)
2017  Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, via correspondence course
2017  Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Travis AFB, CA

CIVILIAN EDUCATION
2001 - Master of Music, percussion performance - Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
1998 - Bachelor of Science, Music Education "K-12" percussion and tuba, honors - Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, New York


AWARDS AND DECORATIONS DEVICES
1.  Air Force Commendation Medal   0
2.  Air Force Achievement Medal   0
3.  AF Organizational Excellence Award   3
4.  AF Good Conduct Medal   5
5.  National Defense Service Medal   0
6.  Global War on Terrorism Service Medal   0
7.  AF Overseas Ribbon Long   0
8.  AF Longevity Service   3
9.  USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon   0
10.  AF Training Ribbon   0

ASSIGNMENTS
1. April 2002 - June 2011, U.S. Air Force Band of Liberty, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts
2. July 2011 - August 2013, U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska
3. September 2013 - present, U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, California

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
A1C 15 FEB 2002
SRA 15 JUN 2004
SSGT 01 JAN 2007
TSGT 22 MAR 2016


(Current as of 2021)