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SrA Guy James

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Hailing from Orange County, CA, Senior Airman Guy James serves as 1 of 2 guitarists in the Band of the Pacific. He has played in variety of groups covering styles of music from Rock, Jazz, solo guitar and more. 

Airman James joined the Air Force in 2015 during his time in college while pursuing a music degree after he saw an online flyer for Air Force Band auditions. He postponed the completion of his college degree to pursue a full time career in the Air Force band, auditioning at Langley Air Force Base, VA, where he was offered the job after completing the competitive audition process. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in professional guitar studies through Berklee online school of music.
 
EDUCATION 
Orange Coast College 2009-2014
Fullerton City College 2014-2015 
Berklee College of Music Online 2018-present 

ASSIGNMENTS
1. May 2015 - Dec 2016 Heritage of America Band, Langley AFB, VA
2. Dec 2016 - Present, United States Air Force Band of the Pacific, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI
 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
AF Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expedionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border 
AF Longevity Service 
AF training Ribbon 

OTHER ACHIEVMENTS
Airman of the Quarter April-July 2018
Airman of the Quarter July-September 2018

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
SrA July 2017