Master Sergeant Ryan Heseltine, a native of Burke, Virginia, performs on French Horn in the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band. Prior to his Air Force career, MSgt Heseltine earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Horn Performance from Arizona State University in 1997, as well as a Masters in Music Performance degree from Illinois State University in 1999.
MSgt Heseltine's musical career has taken him across the nation and around the world. He has been a member of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra in Illinois, as well as the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra in Alaska. Additionally, he has performed with both the Kansas City and Omaha Symphonies. He has shared the stage with brass virtuosi such as Patrick Sheridan, Vincent DiMartino, and Joseph Alessi.
Most recently, MSgt Heseltine had the opportunity to assist the United States Air Forces in Europe Band on a collaborative effort with local German musicians to perform a large-scale combined performance around the Kaiserslautern region. This event, hosted by both German and USAF military leadership, was a tremendous success in reinforcing the long-standing relationship between the armed forces of the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION
2003 Airman Leadership School
2010 Noncommissioned Officer Academy
1. Langley AFB, Virginia (July 1999-August 2004)
2. Elmendorf AFB, Alaska (August 2004-August 2007)
3. Offutt AFB, Nebraska (August 2007-June 2013)
4. Joint-Base Langley Eustis, Virginia (June 2013-present)
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal, second oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal