Chief Master Sergeant Gail E. Tucker is the Chief Enlisted Manager of the United States Air Force Academy Band, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. She is responsible for the personnel, resources, deployment readiness, and duty management of the 60-member squadron in support of the Air Force Academy's national strategic communication objectives for recruiting, community relations, and troop morale missions.
A Pennsylvania native, Chief Tucker graduated Magna Cum Laude from Susquehanna University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree and With Distinction from Indiana University in 1984 with a Master of Music degree in Woodwind Instrument Performance.
Enlisting in the US Air Force in 1984, Chief Tucker was assigned as a clarinetist to the Band of the West, Lackland AFB, Texas. That was followed by an assignment to the Band of New England, Pease AFB, New Hampshire in 1988. In 1989 Chief Tucker left active duty to raise a family, but continued her service in the Air National Guard Band Program. Over the next 11 years she held positions with Air National Guard bands in Massachusetts, Texas, Pennsylvania and Missouri. She returned to active duty in 2000 with an assignment to the Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, Illinois followed by a tour in Europe with USAFE Band and an assignment to Alaska as the band Superintendent of the Air Force Band of the Pacific.
1982 Bachelor of Music Education, Susquehanna University
1984 Master of Music in Woodwind Instrument Performance, Indiana University
2008 Masters Certificate in Marketing and Management, Tulane University