Master Sergeant Julia T. Boughton joined the United States Air Force Academy Band, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, in August, 2010. She currently performs as Flutist with Academy Winds, Concert Band and Marching Band. Additionally, she serves as the group leader for Academy Winds and the Assistant Resource Advisor.
MSgt Boughton is a native of Telford, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Souderton Area High School and holds a Bachelor of Music degree in performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Sergeant Boughton has performed with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, American Wind Symphony and the Dayton Opera Orchestra. Since joining the Air Force in 2000, she has served with the US Air Forces in Europe Band, Sembach Air Base, Germany, and the US Air Force Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio in addition to the US Air Force Academy Band.
1996 High School Diploma, Souderton Area High School, Souderton PA
2000 BM, Flute Performance, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Oberlin OH
1. 2000 – 2004, Air Force Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
2. 2004 – 2008, United States Air Forces in Europe Band, Sembach AB, Germany
3. 2008 – 2010, Air Force Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
4. 2010 – Present, USAF Academy Band, Peterson AFB, CO
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters