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TSgt Michael Henrie

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Technical Sergeant Michael D. Henrie, a native of McCammon, Idaho though now a legal resident of Alaska, serves as a percussionist and drum set artist in the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band. Additionally he serves as the band's Facility Manager, Website Administrator, Social Media Coordinator, and Administrative assistant.

After graduating high school in Michigan, he served a two-year service mission in California for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He then completed his Associate and Bachelor degrees and finally graduated from BYU in 2001 with a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance. He has held the Associate Professor of Music - Director of Percussion positions at UVU in Orem, Utah, Snow College in Ephraim, Utah and Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. He runs a private teaching studio while sharing clinics and adjudicating across the country.

In addition to recording with and leading his own jazz quartet, he has shared the stage with Earth Wind and Fire, Toby Keith, Dirks Bentley, Lee Greenwood, Restless Heart, Maureen McGovern, Sandi Patty, Grace Potter, Ben E. King, Christopher Lloyd, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Macon GA Symphony, the Anchorage AK Symphony, the Anchorage Concert Chorus and has participated in various recording projects to include the "Xena: Warrior Princess" Television series and an appearance on the Conan O'Brien Show. He has performed for Presidents George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack H. Obama, and Donald J. Trump.
In 2009, upon returning from his second of three deployments, TSgt Henrie founded and served two years as the Program Director for Project Healing Waters Alaska - a nonprofit group whose mission is to help wounded soldiers and veterans heal emotionally and physically through fly fishing. In addition to having served as a Scout Master and Merit Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts of America, TSgt Henrie continues to enjoy spending time outdoors, loves family time at his AirBnB cabins in Western NC, fishing and hunting at his property in Alaska, and filming productions for his Aerial Photography company.

EDUCATION
2001 Master of Music, Percussion Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
1999 Bachelor of Music, Percussion Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
1997 Associates of Music, Percussion Performance, Ricks College, Rexburg, ID
1999 Bachelor of Music, Percussion Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
2009 Applied Science degree in Music, Community College of the Air Force, Montgomery, AL
2008 Airman Leadership School
2016 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, Panama City, FL

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

ASSIGNMENTS
1. Warner Robins AFB, GA (July 2003-September 2007)
2. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK (October 2007-July 2013)
3. Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA (August 2013-present)

PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION
2008 Airman Leadership School
2016 Non Commissioned Officer Academy

AWARDS
2004 Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Airman of the 4th Quarter
2007 Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Airman of the 2nd Quarter
2008 Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School
2008 Academic Achievement, Airman Leadership School
2010 USAF Band of the Pacific, NCO of the 1st Quarter
2016 Distinguished Graduate, Non Commissioned Officer Academy
2018 Team of the 4Q, USAF Heritage of America Band; Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia
2019 Non-Commissioned Officer of the 3Q, USAF Heritage of America Band; Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia

DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal, second oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, second oak leaf cluster
Air Force Good Conduct Medal, third oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border
Air Force Longevity Service, second oak leaf cluster
Air Force NCO PME Graduate Ribbon, one oak leaf cluster
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Bronze Service Star
Air Force Training Ribbon
Two Silver Presidential Volunteer Service Pins