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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
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
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