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MSgt Dustin Trimble

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Master Sergeant Dustin Trimble, a native of Bailey, Colorado, serves as a guitarist for the United States Air Force Band of the Pacific. MSgt Trimble has studied privately with Jimmy Bruno, Bryan Sutton (Flatpicking Champion and Nashville Session Ace), Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X), Benjamin Cantu, William Applegate, Stephen Brennan, James Bristow, Steve Homan, and Chris Pimentel. MSgt Trimble has performed with Steve Smith and Vital Information, The Platters, The Colorado Tenors, The Pueblo Chorale, The Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, The Boston Brass, Jodi Benson, Susan Egan, Jan Horvath, Dwight Shaw, Wayne Hoey, Brad Eastin, John Flores, Joe Musselwhite, Leo Smith, Jeff Jarvis and many others.

EDUCATION
2006 Bachelor of Arts - Music Performance, Colorado State University - Pueblo, CO
2010 Associates in Applied Science – Music, Community College of the Air Force
2011 Airman Leadership School, Distinguished Graduate
2017 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Distinguished Graduate, Academic Achievement Award
2019 Certified Professional Innovator (CPI), University of Michigan
2020 Master’s of Business Administration – Executive Management, Ohio University

ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2006 - April 2009, USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis Air Force Base, CA
2. April 2009 - July 2011, USAFE Band, Sembach Air Base, Germany
3. July 2011 - September 2012, USAFE Band, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
4. September 2012 - July 2014, USAF Heritage of America Band, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA
5. July 2014 - August 2017, USAFE Band, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
6. August 2017 – January 2020, USAF Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH
7. January 2020 – Present, Air Force Band of the Pacific, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI


AWARDS
Airman of the Quarter, 4th Quarter 2006, USAF Band of the Golden West
Airman of the Quarter, 1st Quarter 2008, USAF Band of the Golden West
Musician of the Quarter, 2nd Quarter 2008, USAF Band of the Golden West
Musician of the Quarter, 1st Quarter 2009, USAF Band of the Golden West
Airman of the Quarter, 3rd Quarter 2009, USAFE Band
NCO of the Quarter, 1st Quarter 2010, USAFE Band and USAFE Public Affairs
Musician of the Quarter, 1st Quarter 2012, USAFE Band
NCO of the Quarter, 2nd Quarter 2013, USAF Heritage of America Band
ACC/PA Best Innovative Program Award
Musician of the Quarter, 4th Quarter 2015, USAFE Band
USAFE Public Affairs Communication Excellence Award for Innovation, 2017
USAF Public Affairs Communication Excellence Award for Innovation, 2017
NCO of the Quarter, 3rd Quarter 2017, USAF Band of Flight
NCO of the Quarter, 4th Quarter 2017, USAF Band of Flight

DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 3 Devices
National Defense Service Medal
Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service with Two Devices
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with Device
Basic Military Training Honor Graduate
Air Force Training Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class - 6 June 2006
Senior Airman - 6 October 2008
Staff Sergeant - 1 July 2010
Technical Sergeant - 1 October 2016
Master Sergeant - 1 January 2020