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MSgt Scott Sauer

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Master Sergeant Scott Sauer is a trumpet player with the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, Illinois. He is a member of the Concert Band, Ceremonial Band and the Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble. In addition to his musical duties, Sergeant Sauer serves as Noncommissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of the Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble.

Sergeant Sauer was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. He attended Eastern Washington University where he graduated with his Bachelor of Music degree in 1997.  While at Eastern Washington University he studied trumpet with Larry Jess.

Sergeant Sauer enlisted in the United States Air Force in June 1998 and began his first assignment as a trumpeter with the USAF Band of the Golden West in August 1998. As an enlisted member of the USAF Band of the Golden West, he performed in six different ensembles and was versatile in all styles of music. In 2003 Sergeant Sauer was assigned to the Band of the Pacific at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. He performed with three separate ensembles. He returned stateside in 2008 to the Band of Mid-America.

EDUCATION
1997 - Bachelor of Music, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington
1998 - Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2002 - Airman Leadership School
2010 - Noncommissioned Officer Academy
2014 - Associates in Applied Science Music, Community College of the Air Force

ASSIGNMENTS
August 1998 - United States Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA
September 2003 - Unites States Band of the Pacific, Alaska, Elmendorf AFB, AK
June 2008 - United States Band of Mid America, Scott AFB, IL

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman Basic 17 June 1998
Airman First Class 17 August 1998
Senior Airman 17 April 2000
Staff Sergeant 1 April 2002
Technical Sergeant 1 December 2008