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MSgt Amy Cox

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Master Sergeant Amy M. Cox plays trumpet in the Concert Band, Ceremonial Band, Freedom Brass Quintet, Brass in Blue, and the Dimensions in Blue Jazz Ensemble. She also performs bugle details for military ceremonies and funerals.

A Texas native, Sergeant Cox graduated from South Houston High School in 1992. Sergeant Cox began her studies at the University of Texas at Austin as a Zoology major, but after a few years decided to pursue her dream of becoming a professional musician. She graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Trumpet performance in 2000. She has studied with Ray Crisara, Armando Ghitalla, Anthony Plog, Judith Saxton, and Carol Morgan. She has performed with The Diva Jazz Orchestra, Maiden Voyage Jazz Orchestra, Michael Brecker, Doc Severinson, Bobby Shew, The Miracles, The Canadian Brass, Amy Grant, Take 6, Gordon Goodwin, Diamond Rio, Gary Morris, the Sky Ryders Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Cadets of Bergen County Drum and Bugle Corps.

During her Air Force career Sergeant Cox has performed for Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, The Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon, The Grand Duke of Luxembourg and US Ambassadors to Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, Finland, Israel, Norway, Switzerland, and France, as well as Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

EDUCATION:
2000 Bachelor of Music--Trumpet Performance, University of Texas at Austin
2005 Airman Leadership School, Ramstein AFB, Germany
2012 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, FL
2014 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, National Defense University Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA
2015 Associate of Applied Music, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. April 2001-June 2001, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX
2. June 2001-June 2004, Air Force Heritage of America Band, Langley AFB, VA
3. June 2004-June 2009, United States Air Forces in Europe Band, Sembach AB, Germany
4. June 2009-July 2013, Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, Robins AFB, GA
5. July 2013-present, USAF Band of the West, JBSA-Lackland, TX

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Air Force Commendation Medal one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Good Conduct Medal two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:
2005 John L. Levitow Award Winner, Ramstein Airman Leadership School, Germany
2006 Airmen Committed to Excellence Award Winner, Ramstein AFB, Germany

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION:
Master Sergeant - 01 September 2018

Last updated 04 Nov 2019