SMSgt David Hartung


Senior Master Sergeant W. David Hartung serves as the Superintendent for the Band of the Pacific as of June, 2019.

Originally hailing from Frankfort, Ky, SMSgt Hartung hold a Bachelors of Music from The University of Kentucky. He went on to obtain his Masters degree from Webster University. In addition to his academic pursuits, SMSgt Hartung has performed with the Radio Orchestra Kaiserslautern (Germany), German Brass, Louisville Orchestra, the New Sousa Band, Saint Louis Philharmonic and currently leads the acclaimed Arch City Brass. His teachers include Sam Pilafian, Patrick Sheridan, Earle Louder, Mark Moore, Jerry Young and Skip Gray.


1996      Bachelors of Music, Tuba Performance, University of Kentucky
2001      Airman Leadership School, Scott AFB, IL.
2006      Associates in Applied Science-Music, Community College of the Air Force
2007      Masters of Music, Tuba Performance, Webster University, Saint Louis, Missouri
2010      Noncommissioned Officer Academy Leadership School, Kapaun AB, Germany
2012      Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Non-residence
2014      Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Pt I, Non-residence
2017      Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Pt 2, Non-residence


  1.  Meritorious Services Medal with two oak leaf clusters
  2.  Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
  3.  Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  4.  Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with three oak leaf clusters
  5.  Air Force Good Conduct Medal with one silver, two oak leaf clusters
  6.  National Defense Service Medal
  7.  Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  8.  Lance P. Sijan Award for Leadership


Airman First Class           26 Jun 1996
Senior Airman                  26 Oct 1998
Staff Sergeant                  01 May 2001
Technical Sergeant          01 Sep 2008
Master Sergeant              01 Jun 2012
Senior Master Sergeant   01 April 2019