SMSgt David McCormick


Senior Master Sergeant David P. McCormick currently serves as the Director of Operations for the United States Air Force Academy Band.  He performs on trombone with the Academy Band’s Marching and Concert Bands. 

SMSgt McCormick joined the United States Air Force in March 2001. After completing basic military training, he was assigned to the USAF Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. In June 2004, he was reassigned to the USAF Band of the Pacific-Alaska. During this assignment, SMSgt McCormick performed in the countries of Afghanistan, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Qatar while deployed in support of OPERATIONS ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. In June 2011, he started a position with the Air Force Academy Band, Peterson AFB, CO, where he served as the NCOIC of Music Arranging, Travel Resources, and the Stellar Brass ensemble.  Starting in July 2016, SMSgt McCormick served as the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the Cadet Drum and Bugle Corps at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado.  As such, he was responsible for the musical training and performance of the 75-piece Cadet Drum and Bugle Corps and provided all logistical planning for the group, including TDY planning for off-base performances.  From April 2017 to October 2017 he was deployed as the Force Protection Program Manager for the 332d Expeditionary Wing to an undisclosed AFCENT location in support of OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE. 

Born and raised in the state of Maryland, SMSgt McCormick earned a Bachelor's Degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Ithaca College (NY) in Trombone Performance and Music Education in 2000. He earned an Associate’s degree in Applied Science, Music from the Community College of the Air Force in 2006. 


2000-Bachelor of Music, Summa Cum Laude, Ithaca College