MSgt Hughey Hancock


MSgt Hughey Hancock is a native of Charleston, SC. He serves as the Band of the West Section Chief of Operations in addition to his performance duties with the Concert and Ceremonial Marching Bands and Spectrum Winds Quintet. Prior to enlisting in the Air Force in 1996 he taught K-12 music and band in South Carolina and Ohio as well as serving as an adjunct instructor at Earlham College, Indiana and Wright State University, Ohio.

1989: Bachelor of Music Education, Furman University, Greenville, SC
1992: Master of Music, Horn, College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH
2001: Airman Leadership School, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH
2009: Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall Air Force Base, FL
2012: Associate in Applied Science, Music, Community College of the Air Force

Jun 1996 - July 1996, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX
July 1996 - Aug 2004, USAF Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Aug 2004 - Aug 2007, USAF Europe Band, Sembach AB, Germany
Sept 2007 - Sept 2013, USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, NE
May 2011 - Nov 2011, USAFCENT Band, Al Udeid AB, Qatar
Sept 2013 - Present, USAF Band of the West, JBSA-Lackland AFB, TX

Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Recognition Ribbon

1999 USAF Band of Flight, Airman of the Quarter, Second Quarter
2001 WPAFB, ALS Distinguished Graduate
2003 USAF PA Band NCO of the Year
2010 USAF Heartland of America Band, NCO Second Quarter
2010 ACC PA NCO Second Quarter
2013 USAF Heartland of America Band, SNCO Second Quarter
2013 ACC PA SNCO Second Quarter

Master Sergeant 01 - April 2011

Last updated 04 Nov 2019