Staff Sergeant Chloe B. Holmes is a Regional Band Journeyman assigned to the United States Air Force Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. She performs her musical duties as trumpeter with the unit’s brass quintet, “Spirit of Freedom.” Additionally, she also serves as member of the Publicity, Productions, Supply, and Financial teams.
Sergeant Holmes entered the US Air Force in March of 2018 and was assigned to Wright-Patterson AFB’s Band of Flight. Prior to her position in the Air Force, she performed as a freelance musician, performing in a variety of professional ensembles, as well as teaching individual lessons and coaching ensembles as a faculty member at a state university. In addition to teaching and performing, she maintained a busy schedule as a band instrument repair technician.
2011 BM, Orchestral Instrument Performance, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC
2014 MM, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Trumpet Performance and Literature, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
1. June 2018 – present, Regional Band, Trumpet, USAF Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
2019 USAF Achievement Medal
2020 Private Pilot Certificate
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman Basic Mar 27, 2018
Airman First Class May 30, 2018
Senior Airman January 27, 2020
Staff Sergeant August 1, 2021
(Current as of August 2021)