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MSgt Jeremiah R. True

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Master Sergeant Jeremiah True serves as a saxophonist for the Band of the Pacific as of June 2018.

MSgt True graduated from Grant County High School in 1995 and continued his studies at Morehead State University, Kentucky, where he received his Bachelor of Music Education degree in 2000. His teachers include Eugene Norden, Gordon Towell, Michael Acord, Robert Pritchard, Jason Worzbyt, John Richardson, Tom Walsh, Otis Murphy, Rebecca Andres, Eugene Marquis, Chris Vadala, and Hal Crook. While in college, Sergeant True performed with the Kentucky Intercollegiate Jazz Ensemble, the Kentucky Intercollegiate Concert Band, studied chamber music in Salzburg, Austria, through the Kentucky Institute for International Studies, and performed in the People's Republic of China with the Morehead State Symphony Band. Sergeant True's professional credits include performances with Princess Cruises, Jenny Wiley Theatre, Rockwell Productions, Media Theatre, Dayton Opera, The Dayton Loft Theatre, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dayton Jazz Orchestra, Phil Woods, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Greg Abate, Bobby Watson, The Jive Rockets Jump Blues Band, and This Side Up. He has also appeared on the original recordings of Rockwell Productions' "Rosemarie," Jenny Wiley Theatre association's "The Legend of Jenny Wiley," as well as with the Dayton Jazz Orchestra's "Just Playin' Around."

During his AF career, Sergeant True has performed with Ken Peplowski, Allen Vizutti, Bobby Shew, Tom "Bones" Malone, The Miracles, Eddie Daniels, Phyllis Diller, Brian Lynch, Donnie McCaslin, Steve Martin, The Cleveland Pops Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.  Sergeant True also deployed in 2009 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

EDUCATION:

2000: Bachelor's of Music Education, Morehead State University
2004: Airman Leadership School, Residence
2005: Licensed Real Estate Professional Certificate, Hondros College
2008: Certified Fitness Trainer Certificate, International Sports Sciences Association,
2010: Non-Commissioned Officer's Academy, Residence
2010: Crossfit Level 1 Trainer's Course, Wright-Patterson AFB
2012: Senior Non-Commissioned Officer's Academy, Non-residence
2013: Community College of the Air Force Degree in Applied Science/Music


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

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. September 2000-August 2011, Craftsman, Air Force Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
2. August 2011-July 2013, Craftsman, Air Force Band of Liberty, Hanscom AFB, MA
3. July 2013-June 2018, Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA
4. June 2018-Present, USAF Band of the Pacific-Asia


EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:

Airman First Class-July 2000
Senior Airman-November 2002
Staff Sergeant-January 2005
Technical Sergeant-July 2008
Master Sergeant-June 2012