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Staff Sergeant Bryan Smith

Staff Sergeant Bryan Smith is a percussionist with the US Air Forces in Europe Band, Ramstein, Germany. Originally from Las Vegas, NV, his Air Force career began in 2015.

SSgt Smith is a 2009 graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, NV where he earned a Bachelor of Music in education and a Master of Music in performance. His teachers include Nick Stamanis, Dr. Andrew Heglund, and Dr. James Winn. Prior to joining the United States Air Force, SSgt Smith was a part of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps and performed with the Reno Philharmonic, the Reno Wind Symphony, and many other artists in the Reno/Tahoe area.  In addition to music performance, SSgt Smith contributed significantly to music education and taught in the Washoe County School District.

EDUCATION
2003 - Bachelor of Music Education, University of Nevada, Reno
2009 - Master of Music Performance, University of Nevada, Reno

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

ASSIGNMENTS
1. March 2015 - November 2018, Percussion, USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, California

2. July 2019 - October 2019, Percussionist, United States Air Forces Central Command Band, Al Udeid AB, QAT

3. July 2018 - Present, Percussionist, United States Air Forces in Europe Band, DE



EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class - March 2015
Senior Airman - May 2017
Staff Sergeant - Nov 2019