SSgt Andrew Detra


Staff Sergeant Andrew Detra serves as a bassist for the Air Force Band of the Pacific as of January, 2014.
Joining the Air Force in 2011, SSgt Detra was assigned to the USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, IL where he served as a bassist.  In 2014 he was assigned to the AF Band of the Pacific at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii where he serves as a bassist and musical director for our jazz trio.  While assigned to the Band of the Pacific he has participated in multiple international tours to locations such as Japan, Australia and Singapore.
Originally from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Sergeant Detra pursued a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire.  Prior to joining the Air Force, he supported himself by playing orchestral, Jazz and commercial music.  He has performed with the St. Louis Philharmonic, Maui Pops and Maui Chamber Orchestra as well as jazz bands in Honolulu, St Louis, and Minneapolis.

2011 Bachelors of Music, University Wisconsin Eau Claire
2016 Associates in Music, Community College of the Air Force
2017 Airman Leadership School, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam
1. Dec 2011 - Jan 2014 Band of Mid-America, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
2. Jan 2014 - Present, Band of the Pacific Hawaii, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii

Air Force Achievement Medal
AF Outstanding Unit Award
AF Organizational Excellence Award, with one oak leaf cluster
AF Good Conduct Medal with one oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
AF Longevity Service
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon star  
AF Training Ribbon

Airman First Class 27 Sep 2011
Senior Airmen    27 Jan 2014
Staff Sergeant      01 Sep 2017