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CMSgt Brian Hornbuckle

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Chief Master Sergeant Brian Hornbuckle is the Regional Band Manager and trumpeter with the Air Force Band of the Golden West.  He began his collegiate studies at Marshall University and continued at the University of Kentucky, where he received a Bachelor of Music Education degree in 1996.  Chief Hornbuckle furthered his education at the University of Louisville where he received a Master of Music Performance degree in 1998.  In August of 2000, Chief Hornbuckle joined the Air Force and was assigned to the Band of Flight, WPAFB AFB, OH until he was assigned to the Air Force Band of the Pacific, Hawaii, JBPHH-HI in 2013.  Prior to his current assignment at the Band of the Golden West, he served eight and a half years at the Band of the West, JBSA-Lackland, TX.

EDUCATION:
1998 Master's degree in Music Performance, University of Louisville
1996 Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, University of Kentucky
2003 Airman leadership School, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
2009 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, FL
2009 Applied Science degree in music, Community College of the Air Force
2015 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2016 Professional Managers Certification, Community College of the Air Force

ASSIGNMENTS:
Aug 2000 - Oct 2000       Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
Oct 2000 - Dec 2009       Band of Flight, Wright Patterson AFB, OH
Jan 2010 - Jan 2013        Band of the Pacific - Hawaii,  Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickam, HI
Jan 2013  - Jun 2021       Band of the West, Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, TX
Jul 2021 - present            Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, Ca

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
USAF Meritorious Service medal 2 oak leaf cluster
USAF Commendation medal 3 oak leaf clusters
USAF Achievement Medal 1 oak leaf cluster
Humanitarian Service medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal



OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:
2010 Band of the Pacific Hawaii NCO of the Year
2011 Band of the Pacific Hawaii SNCOA of the Year
2012 PACAF Team of the Year
2013 Band of the West SNCO of the Year
2015 502d ABW WSA Lance P. Sijan award
2015 SNCOA Distinguished Graduate

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION:
Chief Master Sergeant 1 April 2020


Last updated 2021