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Tech Sergeant Jon Friedman

Technical Sergeant (TSgt) Jonathan Friedman is a native of Wesley Hills, New York. After receiving his Bachelors in Music from Rutgers University he earned his Masters of Music at SUNY Purchase, NY.

In 2005, Sergeant Friedman joined the U.S. Air Force as a percussionist, and was assigned to the Band of the West, Lackland Air Force Base,TX. In 2010, he relocated to the US Air Forces in Europe Band, at Sembach Air Base and Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Sergeant Friedman currently serves in the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America, Scott Air Force Base, IL. Before joining the Air Force, Sergeant Friedman studied drum set with John Riley, John Gates, Ralph Peterson, Jr., Joe Morello, and Tommy Igoe.

EDUCATION
2002  Bachelor of Music, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, NJ
2004  Master of Music, State University of New York at Purchase College
2009  Airman Leadership School, Lackland AFB, Texas
2012  Associates in Applied Music, Community College of the Air Force
2016  Noncommissioned Officer Academy Course 15, Non-Residence

ASSIGNMENTS
1. May 2005 - Jun 2005, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
2. Jun 2005 - Dec 2009, USAF Band of the West, Lackland AFB, TX
3. Jan 2010 - Jul 2011, United States Air Forces in Europe Band, Sembach AB, Germany
4. Jul 2011 - Aug 2016, United States Air Forces in Europe Band, Ramstein AB, Germany
5. Aug 2016 - present, USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, IL

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with two Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Recognition Ribbon
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman 1st Class 03 May 2005
Senior Airman 03 Sep 2007
Staff Sergeant 01 Feb 2010
Technical Sergeant 01 Sep 2016