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MSgt Jennifer James

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Master Sergeant Jennifer A. James performs on flute and piccolo with the Freedom Winds, Concert Band and Ceremonial Band of the USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. In addition to her musical duties, Sergeant James serves as the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of Supply. She has previously served in the band's Commander’s Support Staff, library, publicity, productions, computers, resource and operations departments.

Sergeant James entered the Air Force in August 2002. For two years prior, she was the director of bands at Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools in Nebraska.

EDUCATION:

2000 Bachelor of Music Education degree with instrumental and vocal endorsement, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2006 Airman Leadership School, Offutt AFB, NE

2012 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, McGhee Tyson ANGB, TN

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. October 2002 – July 2012, flute, USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, NE

2. August 2012 – Present, flute, USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, IL

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with one oak leaf cluster

National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal



OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

John L. Levitow Award, Airman Leadership School Class 06-D
Leadership Award, Airman Leadership School Class 06-D
Heartland of America Band Airman of the Quarter Jan - Mar 04

Distinguished Graduate, Noncommissioned Officer Academy Class 13-2

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:

Airman First Class 15 August 2002
Senior Airman 15 December 2004
Staff Sergeant 1 August 2006
Technical Sergeant 1 June 2011

Master Sergeant 1 October 2016

(Current as of November 2017)