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MSgt Daniel Bragdon

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Master Sergeant Daniel Bragdon arrived at Hickam AFB, Hi in May of 2017. He currently serves as the Director of Operations, Music Performance Team NCOIC, and guitarist for the USAF Band of the Pacific.
 
Originally from Eddington, ME, MSgt Bragdon enlisted in the Air Force in 2000. While assigned to the 5th Civil Engineering Squadron in Minot, ND, we was heard performing on guitar by the USAF Heartland of America Band from Offutt AFB, NE. He was offered and accepted a job in that band in 2004.

EDUCATION
 
1995-1998 University of Southern Maine
2000 USAF Basic Military Training
2000-2001 USAF Technical School
2004 Airman Leadership School
2004 CCAF Construction Technology
2006 CCAF Music
2015 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy
 
ASSIGNMENTS
 
1.       2001 - 2004 5th Civil Engineering Squadron, Minot AFB, ND
2.       2004 - 2008 USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, NE
3.       2008 - 2011 USAF Band of the Pacific-Asia, Yokota AB, Japan
4.       2011 - 2017 USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, NE
5.       2017 - Present, USAF Band of the Pacific-Hawaii, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI
 
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
 
AF Commendation Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clustersl              
AF Achievement Medal   
AF Outstanding Unit Award with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and Valor Device   
AF Organizational Excellence Award with Oak Leaf Cluster
AF Good Conduct Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters
National Defense Service Medal       
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal        
Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal  
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal      
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal  
AF Overseas Ribbon Long            
AF Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border and 2 Oak Leaf Clusters 
AF Longevity Service with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters     
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with Oak Leaf Cluster            
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle)
AF Training Ribbon                               
Distinguished Graduate Airman Leadership School
Academic Achievement Award Airman Leadership School
 
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
 
Airman First Class 18 Oct 2000
Senior Airman 18 Aug 2002
Staff Sergeant 1 Jun 2004
Technical Sergeant 1 Aug 2013
Master Sergeant 1 Nov 2018