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MSgt Christin Foley

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Master Sergeant Christin Foley is a Regional Band Craftsman assigned to the United States Air Force Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  She performs as a vocalist with the unit’s brass ensemble “Spirit of Freedom.”  In addition to her musical responsibilities, Sergeant Foley serves as the unit’s Superintendent.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1998 and a Master in Music Jazz Performance from Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas in 2016. In April 2002, Master Sergeant Foley joined the Air Force and was assigned to the USAF Band, Washington, D.C. There, she performed for the President of the United States George W. Bush, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Director of National Intelligence and National Security, the director of National Geospatial-Intelligence, the Secretary of the Air Force, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.  She was a featured vocalist with nationally renowned artists Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, Kool & the Gang, Rita Coolidge, and George Duke.

Prior to her current assignment at the Band of the Flight, Sergeant Foley served as a vocalist at the US Air Force Band of the Pacific, Yokota Air Base, Japan.  Additionally, she served three years in the Air National Guard Band of the Central States, Bridgeton, Missouri and recently was assigned in a special duty as the Administrative Assistant to the Command Chief, Air Education and Training Command, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. Sergeant Foley has held several positions including Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of Supply, Commander’s Support Element, and the Band of the West’s “Top Flight” Rock Band, the Security Manger, Assistant Director of Operations and Unit Deployment Manager.  Throughout her career, she has deployed in support of AF Southern Command, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, and Operation FREEDOM’S SENTINEL.

EDUCATION:
1998 Bachelor of Arts in Music, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
2009 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Lackland AFB, Texas
2010 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education I (Correspondence) 
2011 Associate of Applied Science in Music, Community College of the Air Force
2012 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy (Correspondence)
2016 Master in Music Jazz Performance, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II (Correspondence)

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. April 2002 - June 2002, Basic Trainee, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2. July 2002 - April 2006, USAF Band, Washington D.C.
3. June 2006 - January 2009, ANG Band of the Central States, Bridgeton, Missouri
4. January 2009 - May 2016, USAF Band of the West, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
5. June 2016 - June 2017, Administrative Assistant to the Air Education and Training Command Command Chief, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
6. June 2017 - June 2018, USAF Band of the West, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
7. June 2018 - December 2020, USAF Band of the Pacific-Asia, Yokota Air Base, Japan
8. December 2020 - present, USAF Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
AF Organizational Excellence Award
AF Good Conduct Medal with four oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:
2009 37th Training Wing Staff Agency Noncommissioned Officer, 3rd Quarter
2010 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, USAF Band of the West
2014 Colonel Finley R. Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award
2015 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, USAF Band of the West
2016 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, HQ AETC

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Airman First Class 09 April 2002
Technical Sergeant 11 July 2002
Master Sergeant 1 August 2017

(Current as of February 2021)