CMSgt Daniel Kenemore


Chief Master Sergeant Daniel J. Kenemore is the Chief Enlisted Manager for the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The unit is composed of sixty-one personnel and five flights including operations, publicity, resources, readiness, and administrative support. Additionally, the unit maintains thirteen performance teams that execute more than 400 missions each year in support of the Department of Defense and the Air Force’s strategic communication initiatives, Presidential support, civic outreach, international partnership building, recruiting, and troop support across a ten state region and at deployed locations around the world. Chief Kenemore is the principle advisor to the commander on good order and discipline, health and wellness, readiness, professional development, and training of the unit’s enlisted personnel.     

Chief Kenemore entered the Air Force in December 1998. His background includes various assignments with Air Force Bands and in Professional Military Education. During his career, he has deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Oman, Qatar, Turkmenistan, and the UAE.

2006      Noncommissioned Officer’s Academy
2009      Applied Associates of Science, Community College of the Air Force
2009      Associates of Science, Grantham University, Missouri
2009      Senior Noncommissioned Officer’s Academy (correspondence)
2010      Bachelor of Science, Grantham University, Missouri
2012      Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education
2012      Senior Noncommissioned Officer’s Academy (in-residence)
2013      Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force
2013      Security Cooperation Management Training Officer Course, Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management
2014      Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course
2014      Protocol Fundamentals Course, Air University
2015      Applied Associates of Science, Instructor of Technology and Military Science, Community College of the Air Force
2015      Masters of Business Administration, Oklahoma State University
2016      Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II
2016      International Affairs Certification, Department of the Air Force
2017      Chief Leadership Course


1. December 1998 – February 1999, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, TX
2. February 1999 – December 2002, Audio Engineer, USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott Air Force Base, IL
3. January 2003 – August 2009, NCOIC Recording Productions, USAF Academy Band, Peterson Air Force Base, CO
4. August 2009 – February 2014, Superintendent/First Sergeant, USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott Air Force Base, IL
5. March 2014 – May 2017, Director of Education, Kisling Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun Air Station, Germany
6. June 2017 – Present, Chief Enlisted Manager, USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott Air Force Base, IL

Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal


Chief Master Sergeant                   1 April 2017

(Current as of Jan 2019)