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SSgt Jason Williams

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Staff Sergeant Jason Williams performs on oboe and English horn for the Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA. Originally from Ringgold, GA, his military career began in 2011 with the Air National Guard Band of the South at Robbins ARB, GA.

SSgt Williams is a 2008 graduate of Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, pursuing his Bachelors degree in Music Education. During his time at Columbus State University, SSgt Williams performed in several ensembles to include the Columbus State University Wind Ensemble which recorded five albums, several of which were nominated for a Grammy award, with world-renowned artists such as Joseph Alessi, John Bruce Yeh, Christopher Martin, Mark Hughes, and Jens Lindemann. In 2010 he received his Master of Music in Oboe Performance from the University of Maryland. SSgt Williams’ primary teachers include Robert Burks, Russ DeLuna, Jennifer Potochnic, and Mark Hill.

EDUCATION
2008 Bachelor of Music - Music Education, Columbus State University
2010 Master of Music - Oboe Performance, University of Maryland
2014 Army Warrior Leadership Course
2016 Airman Leadership School

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 2011 - April 2012, ANG Band of the South, Robbins ARB, GA
2. May 2012 - June 2013, ANG Band of the Southwest, NAS Fort Worth JRB, TX
3. December 2013 - May 2017, USAREUR Band & Chorus, Sembach, Germany
4. October 2017 - Present, Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal, 2 oak leaf clusters
Army Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (rifle)
Air Force Training Ribbon
Army Service Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class - June 2011
Specialist - June 2013
Senior Airman - October 2017
Staff Sergeant - September 2018



(Current as of 2021)