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Chief Master Sergeant Michael Hornbuckle

Chief Master Sergeant Michael Hornbuckle is the Senior Enlisted Leader of The United States Air Force Band of the Pacific, Yokota Air Base, Japan and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, where he manages 40 members in their missions across the vast Pacific AOR. Prior to his current assignment he served as the Superintendent of bands at the Pentagon, Washington D.C. Sergeant Hornbuckle is originally from Huntington, West Virginia and is a graduate of Huntington High School.

EDUCATION
1996 - Bachelor of Music Education, University of Kentucky
1998 - Master of Music Performance, University of Louisville, KY
2004 - Airman Leadership School
2009 - Non-Commissioned Officer Academy
2015 - Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy
2021 - Chief Leadership Course

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS DEVICES
1.  Meritorious Service Medal   3
2.  Air Force Commendation Medal   1
3.  Air Force Achievement Medal   0
4.  AF Organizational Excellence Award   4
5.  AF Good Conduct Medal   4
6.  National Defense Service Medal   0
7.  Global War on Terrorism Service Medal   0
8.  AF Overseas Ribbon Long   0
9.  AF Longevity Service   2
10.  USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon   2
11.  Basic Military Training Honor Graduate   0
12.  AF Training Ribbon   0

ASSIGNMENTS
October 2000 - May 2004, Band of Mid America, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
May 2004 - November 2008, Band of Flight, Wright- Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
November 2008 - November 2011, Band of the Pacific, Hickam Air force Base, Hawaii
November 2011 - August 2018, Band of the Golden West, Travis Air Force Base, California
August 2018 - June 2021 SAF/PAB, Pentagon, Washington D.C
June-2021 - Present Band of the Pacific, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant - April 2021

(Current as of March 2022)