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MSgt Chantelle Friedman

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Master Sergeant Chantelle M. Friedman is a native of Ashland, New Hampshire. After receiving her Bachelors in Music from the Hartt School of Music in 2003, she earned her Masters of Music at Michigan University in 2005. As a music student, Sergeant Friedman studied the clarinet with Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr and Jonathan Cohler. In 2005, she joined the US Air Force and was assigned to the Band of the West, Lackland AFB, TX. Then in 2010, Sergeant Friedman became a member of the US Air Forces in Europe Band in Ramstein AB, Germany.

EDUCATION
2003 - BM Music Education and Clarinet Performance, Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
2005 - MM Clarinet Performance, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
2009 - Airman Leadership School, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas
2009 - Associates in Applied Science Music, Community College of the Air Force

ASSIGNMENTS
Jun 2005 - Aug 2005, student, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
Aug 2005 - Jan 2010, clarinet, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas
Jan 2010 - Jul 2011, clarinet, Sembach Air Base, Germany
Jul 2011 - present, clarinet, Ramstein Air Base, Germany

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal with one leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with one oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
AF Longevity Service USAF
NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
AF Training Ribbon

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2006 - USAF Band of the West Airman of the Quarter Jan-Mar, Lackland AFB
2006 - USAF Band of the West Airman of the Year, Lackland AFB
2008 - USAF Band of the West Airman of the Quarter Apr-Jun, Lackland AFB
2008 - Wing Staff Agencies Junior Enlisted Member of the Quarter Apr-Jun, Lackland AFB
2008 - USAF Band of the West Airman of the Year, Lackland AFB
2009 - John Levitow Award Winner, Airman Leadership School, Lackland AFB
2009 - USAF Band of the West Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter Oct-Dec, Lackland AFB
2012 - United States Air Forces in Europe Band Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, Ramstein AB
2015 - United States Air Forces in Europe Band Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter Jul-Sep, Ramstein AB 2016 - Distinguished Graduate, Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun AS

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class 28 Jun 2005
Senior Airman 28 Oct 2007
Staff Sergeant 01 Aug 2009
Technical Sergeant 01 Feb 2015