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SSgt Randolph B Palada

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Staff Sergeant Randolph Palada is a Clarinetist with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA. Originally from Sacramento, California, his Air Force career began in 2014 with the Air Force Band of the West in San Antonio, Texas.

SSgt Palada is a 2010 graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, CA where he earned a Degree in Music Performance. In 2012, he received a Masters Degree in Music Performance with honors from the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA. His teachers include Michael Wayne (Boston Symphony), Luis Baez, Ben Freimuth (San Francisco Symphony), and Stefan Zimmer (Deutsche Radio Philharmonie). SSgt Palada was a finalist in the International Clarinet Association Artist Competition, placed 3rd in the Svirel International Music Competition (Slovenia), and was runner up in both the New England and San Francisco Conservatory Concerto Competitions. SSgt Palada was Principal Clarinet of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra (MA), has held positions with both the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Discovery Chamber Ensemble, was a substitute musician with the San Antonio Symphony, and performed in the Saar Wind Projekt ensemble in Saarbrucken, Germany.

EDUCATION          
2010    Bachelors in Music Performance, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
2012    Masters in Music Performance with honors, New England Conservatory of Music
2018    Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School
 
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS                                              DEVICES
1. Air Force Commendation Medal                                                   0
2. Air Force Achievement Medal                                                      0
3. AF Good Conduct Medal                                                              0
4. National Defense Service Medal                                                  0
5. Global War on Terrorism Service Medal                                      0
6. AF Overseas Ribbon Long                                                           0
7. AF Longevity Service                                                                    0
8. USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon                                              0
9. AF Training Ribbon                                                                       0
 
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
A1C- May 2014
SrA- Sep 2016
SSgt- Jan 2019