CMSgt Michael Goetz


Chief Master Sergeant Michael A. Goetz is the Regional Band Manager of the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, California. He is responsible for and has functional oversight of all fiscal, logistical and operational activities to include manning, personnel support, readiness, public affairs, outreach, production, training, equipping and deploying Airman-musicians in support of SAF/PA and AMC strategic communication objectives in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Arizona and Nevada areas of responsibility.

Chief Goetz grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and San Antonio, Texas and entered the United States Army Band program in August 1990. Upon enlisting, he began his career as a tubist with the Concert Band, Brass Quintet and Dixieland Band. Early in his career, Chief Goetz earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland with Dean's List honors and shortly thereafter transitioned to the United States Air Force. His background encompasses several key musical, base support, and leadership roles including an assignment in the Air Force Band program's only Senior Master Sergeant Detachment Chief position, formerly located at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

1992 - Primary Leadership Development Course/Airman Leadership School
1994 - BNCOC/Non-Commissioned Officer Course; US Army
1998 - Bachelor of Science
2000 - ANCOC/ Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Academy; US Army
2004 - USAF Non-Commissioned Officer Academy
2005 - CCAF Degree in Applied Science/Music
2005 - Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (non-residence)
2009 - Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (residence)

1. November 1990 - March 1995, Instrumentalist, 62nd Army Band, Fort Bliss, Texas
2. March 1995 - October 2000, Section Leader, USAREUR, Heidelberg, Germany
3. October 2000 - March 2003, Platoon Sergeant, 77th Army Band Fort Sill, Oklahoma
4. March 2003 - August 2009, Craftsman, Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA
5. August 2009 - September 2012, Manager, PACAF Band-Asia, Yokota AB, Japan
6. September 2012 - present, Manager, Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA

Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal with six oak leaf clusters

2003 - NCO of the Year, USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA
2005 - SNCO of the Year, USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA
2007 - SNCO of the Year, USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA

Private First Class - Mar 1991
Specialist - Dec 1991
Sergeant - Mar 1993
Staff Sergeant - Mar 1996
Sergeant First Class - Mar 2001
Technical Sergeant - Apr 2003
Master Sergeant - Aug 2004
Senior Master Sergeant - Oct 2009
Chief Master Sergeant - Jun 2013

(Current as of Sep 2013)