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A1C Alexander Valdez

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Airman First Class Alexander V. Valdez is a bassist with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA. Originally from Bloomington, IN, his Air Force career began in 2019.

A1C Valdez is a 2019 graduate of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, IN, where he earned a degree in Jazz Studies. His teachers include Jeremy Allen, and Todd Coolman. A1C Valdez has performed with renowned jazz artists including Jason Palmer, Kurt Elling, Darmon Meader, Sunny Wilkinson, Kate McGarry, John Raymond, and Murray Low. 

EDUCATION
2019 – Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies; Double Bass

ASSIGNMENTS
Nov 2019 – Present, USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS    
National Defense Service Medal      
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal      
AF Training Ribbon      

DATES OF RANK
A1C - AUG 2019