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MSgt Ken Jones

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Master Sergeant Ken J. Jones is a Regional Band Craftsman, Trumpet with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA. Sergeant Jones entered the Massachusetts Air Force Air National Guard, 567th Air National Guard Band in November 2005. Upon completion of his civilian education Sergeant Jones went Active Duty reporting to The Band of the West at Lackland AFB in San Antonio Texas. Sergeant Jones then assigned to the USAFE Band at Ramstein AB Germany in May of 2012. Sergeant Jones served at an FTAC lead in 2015 at the Ramstein Professional Enhancement Center before being selected as an ALS Instructor. Sergeant Jones started his duties as a Professional Military Education Instructor at the Ramstein Airman Leadership School in February of 2016. As an academic instructor, he was responsible for directly supervising and providing academic instruction and guidance that affected over 700 ALS students annually. Sergeant Jones is currently the Band of the Golden Wests’ Additional Duty First Sergeant where he is the primary advisor to the commander for discipline, moral, welfare, and quality of life issues for unit members and their families.

EDUCATION:
2005 Baccalaureate Degree in Jazz Performance, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston MA
2009 Masters in Trumpet Performance, Longy School of Music, Cambridge MA
2013 Airman Leadership School, Kapaun AB, Germany
2014 Associates in Applied Science, Music, CCAF
2016 Air Force Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL
2016 Noncommissioned Officer Academy Distance Learning Program, Course 15, CCAF
2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education I, Joint Knowledge Online
2017 Associates of Applied Science, Instructor of Technology and Military Science, CCAF
2018 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun AS, Germany
 
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Nov 05 – Nov 09, Trumpet, Massachusetts Air National Guard, Head Quarters MA ANG, Milford MA
2. Nov 09 – May 12, Trumpet, Air Force Band of the West, Lackland AFB Texas
3. May 12 – Feb 16, Trumpet, United States Air Forces in Europe Band, Ramstein AB, Germany
4. Feb 16 – May 19, ALS Instructor, 86th Force Support Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
5. Jul 19 – Present, Trumpet, Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA
 
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Air Force Special Duty Ribbon
 
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2010 502nd ABW Ground Safety Individual Award of Distinction
2010 USAF Band of the West Airman of the Year
2013 Ramstein Airman Leadership School Commandant’s Leadership Award
2013 Ramstein Airman Leadership School Distinguished Graduate
2017 Ramstein Airman Leadership School Instructor of the Year 2017
2017 86 FSS A1 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
2018 Kisling Noncommissioned Officer Academy Distinguished Graduate
2018 USAFE-AFAFRICA A1 Developmental Special Duty Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
 
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
08 Aug 2011 Senior Airman Below the Zone
01 Jun 2013 Staff Sergeant
01 Feb 2018 Technical Sergeant