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SSgt Shawn Hanlon

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Staff Sergeant Shawn Hanlon serves as a pianist for the Band of the Pacific-Asia as of April 2016.Staff Sergeant Shawn Hanlon is a native of Interlachen, FL. He holds a Master's degree in French Horn Performance from UCLA and a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Piano Performance from the University of North Florida. Sergeant Hanlon has performed with many notable performers/acts such as: Jazz Ensemble 1, Jimmy Cobb, Dave Weckl, Kurt Elling, the Disneyland All-American College, Alex Iles, Steve Houghton, and Gregg Fields. Sergeant Hanlon studied horn with Chris Cooper, and piano with Lynne Arriale. 

EDUCATION
2009 – Bachelors of Music in Jazz Piano Performance, University of North Florida
2011 – Masters of Music in Horn Performance, UCLA
2016 – Graduate, Airman Leadership School

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
1.  Air Force Achievement Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
2.  AF Organizational Excellence Award with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
3.  Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
4.  Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon         
5.  USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class – February 7, 2012
Senior Airman – June 7, 2014
Staff Sergeant – October 1, 2017