Staff Sergeant Benjamin Paille serves as a trumpet player with the USAF Band of Mid-America as of August 2019.
Originally from Westport, MA, his Air Force career began in 2011. Sgt Paille attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where he majored in Jazz Performance and Music Education. His teachers include John Martin, Steve Emery, Greg Hopkins, Hal Crook, and Dave Sheetz. Sgt Paille was a featured soloist in the Broadway show BLAST!, and has performed with Christian Mcbride, Robert Glasper, Cyrus Chestnut, Kevin Mohogany, Warren Wolf, Jason Moran, Eric Reed, and many others.
2003 Berklee College of Music
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
1. Air Force Achievement Medal
2. Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
3. National Defense Service Medal
EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Senior Airman: March 2014