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SrA Edward Knoeckel

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Airman First Class Knoeckel is a pianist with the United States Air Force Band of the West. He grew up in central Connecticut, and has enjoyed working as an educator, composer and performer in the secondary school system as well as at the university level where he has designed and taught courses in music history and film music. He is currently working on his doctoral dissertation at George Mason University focused on film music analysis in the scores of Nino Rota. He is married with three children and enjoys traveling and learning where the best local dishes are.   

EDUCATION:
2002: Bachelor Degree in Music, Piano Performance, University of Connecticut
2006: Master of Music Degree, Music Composition, University of South Florida
2012: Artist Diploma Degree, Music Composition, University of Hartford
2014: Master of Education Degree, Music, University of Bridgeport

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. May 2010, Army Basic Training, Fort Benning, Georgia
2. September 2010, 102nd Army Band, ARNG, Rockville, Connecticut

3. October 2016, 257th Army Band, ARNG, Joint Base Anacostia, District of Columbia
4. March 2017, 29th Division Band, ARNG, Clifton Forge, Virginia
5. October 2017, Air Force Band of the West, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Army Achievement Medal

Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal 
Army Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION:
Airman First Class - October 2017

Last updated 04 Nov 2019