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TSgt Rob Hyatt

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Technical Sergeant Rob Hyatt, a native of Racine, Wisconsin plays trombone with the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America. He is a member of the Concert Band,  Ceremonial Band, Marching Band, and Shades of Blue jazz ensemble.

Sergeant Hyatt earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Trombone
Performance from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater in 2000 and his
Master of Music Performance/Jazz Studies degree from DePaul University in
2002. He has studied with Steve Wiest.

In 2004, Sergeant Hyatt auditioned for the U.S. Air Force Bands Music
Program, and was assigned to the USAF Band of the Reserve, Robins AFB,
Georgia. During his Air Force career he has played trombone in Concert Band,
Jazz Band, Marching Band, Ceremonial Band, and Brass Quartet/Quintets. In
2008, he was assigned to the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America,
Scott AFB, Illinois. Prior to enlisting in the United States Air Force, Sergeant Hyatt toured with Jazz Legend Maynard Ferguson as his trombonist in "Big Bop Nouveau".

EDUCATION
2000 Bachelor of Music Degree, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater,
Whitewater, Wisconsin
2002 Master of Music Performance/Jazz Studies Degree, DePaul University,
Chicago, Illinois
2010 Airman Leadership School, Scott AFB, Illinois
2013 Non Commissioned Officer Professional Education class
2014 Community College of the Air Force degree

ASSIGNMENTS
JUL 2004 Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
SEP 2004 - Sep 2008 USAF Band of the Reserve, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia
SEP 2008 - Present, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class 24 JUL 2004
Senior Airman OCT 2006
Staff Sergeant DEC 2009
Technical Sergeant OCT 2016