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Staff Sergeant Simon Evans

Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Simon Evans, from Charlottesville, Virginia, is a bassist for the Heritage of America Band, Langley AFB, VA. 

Before beginning his Air Force career, Airman Evans completed his Bachelor's degree in Music Education from James Madison University. As an undergraduate, he had the distinct opportunity to perform with Bobby Mcferrin, Sheila Jordan, Wycliffe Gordon, and John Hollenbeck. After graduating from JMU, Sgt Evans freelanced in the Central Virginia area with regional orchestras, jazz groups, and contemporary bands.

His former teachers include Peter Spaar, Sam Cross, Michael Priester, and Dane Alderson.

EDUCATION
2014 Bachelor of Music, Music Education, James Madison University

ASSIGNMENTS
1. Oct 2015 - Dec 2015, Basic Military Training Lackland AFB, Texas
2. Dec 2015 - Dec 2021,  Scott AFB, Illinois 
3. Jan 2022 - present, Langley AFB, Virginia

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air and Space Commendation Medal     
Air and Space Achievement Medal         
AF Good Conduct Medal             
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air and Space Longevity Service Award  
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon           
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air and Space Training Ribbon   

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman 1st Class 04 Dec 2015
Senior Airman 13 Feb 2018
Staff Sergeant 01 Jan 2020

(Current as of March 2022)