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Master Sergeant Brian M. Wilmer

Master Sergeant Brian M. Wilmer joined the United States Air Forces in Europe Band, Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, in September 2022. He currently performs on clarinet with Allied Winds, Concert Band, and Marching Band. In addition to his musical responsibilities, Sergeant Wilmer serves as the NCOIC of Supply and the GPC Program Manager.

Hailing from Virginia Beach, VA, Master Sergeant Wilmer graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance in 2010.  In 2012, he received a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from the University of Georgia and in 2012 began doctoral studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  His teachers include Alberto Asercion, Joseph Eller, Dr. D. Ray McClellan, Ben Freimuth, Jerry Simas, and Carey Bell. MSgt Wilmer has performed as 3rd/bass clarinet with Symphony Orchestra Augusta and was previously the principal clarinetist of the North State Symphony in Chico, CA.

Highlights from his Air Force career include performing at the Hollywood Bowl alongside Steve Martin, Pentatonix, and Nile Rodgers and Chic.  He also marched in two Rose Bowl Parades and the 2016 Presidential Inauguration Parade.  Finally, he’s had the privilege of touring and performing across the United States, Germany, France, Finland, and the Czech Republic.

 

EDUCATION

2010     Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance, University of South Carolina

2012     Master of Music in Clarinet Performance, University of Georgia

2017     Airman Leadership School, Travis AFB

2021     Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Keesler AFB

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1.  Apr 2013 – Aug 2022, USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA

2.  Sep 2022 – Present, USAF in Europe Band, Ramstein AFB, Germany

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2016  Air Mobility Command Airman of the 3rd Quarter

2017  John L. Levitow Award, Travis AFB Airman Leadership School

2021  Air Mobility Command/Public Affairs NCO of the 3rd Quarter

2021  USAF Band of the Golden West Public Affairs Award for Communication Excellence Nominee

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Airman First Class                               12 February 2013

Senior Airman                                           12 June 2015

Staff Sergeant                                            1 June 2017

Technical Sergeant                                     1 June 2020

Master Sergeant                                          1 July 2023

 

(Current as of September 2023)