TSgt Matthew Kirkpatrick


Technical Sergeant Matthew E. Kirkpatrick is a native of Smyrna, Tennessee. He earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Trumpet Performance from Tennessee Tech University as well as a Masters of Music Degree from Wichita State University.  In his spare time Airman Kirkpatrick enjoys traveling, leading his own Crossfit class, weightlifting, and the company of his beautiful wife and daughter.

B.M. Tennessee Tech University
M.M. Wichita State University
Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas


  • October 2008 - 323rd Training Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas
  • November 2008 - Band of the USAF Reserve, Robins AFB, Georgia
  • January 2011 -U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, Ramstein AB, Germany                                                                                                                                           
  • October 2016 - U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, IL                                                                                                                                               
  • September 2019 - U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific, Yokota Air Base, Japan


  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Air Force Good Conduct Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • AF Longevity Service
  • Basic Military Training Honor Graduate
  • Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle)
  • Air Force Training Ribbon

Effective Dates of Promotion

  • Airman First Class 7 Oct 2008
  • Senior Airman 7 February 2011                                     
  • Staff Sergeant 1 October 2014
  • Technical Sergeant 1 November 2019