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Master Sergeant Jordan Kimble

Master Sergeant (MSgt) Jordan Kimble, a native of Griswold, CT, serves as a bassist for the United States Air Force (USAF) Heritage of America Band. He is the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of Full Spectrum, the band’s popular music ensemble, as well as head of Productions, overseeing the creation of numerous virtual performances during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
In addition to performing on bass and vocals, MSgt Kimble has booked the band on many prestigious television shows and events, such as Conan O’Brien, the 2017 Major League Baseball American League Championship Series, Baltimore Ravens halftime show, and NASCAR. He has booked and appeared in performances with Grace Potter, Jimmy Vivino, Joe Bonamassa, Billy Currington, and ZZ Top.

While stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, MSgt Kimble had the pleasure of performing for local Alaskans in small remote villages on a regular basis successfully presenting a positive image of the Air Force through music. MSgt Kimble earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Keene State College in 2008. While in New Hampshire, he studied under such renowned tutelage as Scott Mullett (Woody Herman) and Don Baldini (Frank Sinatra).

EDUCATION
2008 Bachelor of Music Education, Keene State College, Keene, NH
2013 Airman Leadership School, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK
2018 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, AL

ASSIGNMENTS
1. Aug 2009 - Jul 2011, USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, NE
2. Jul 2011 -  Aug 2013, USAF Band of the Pacific, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK
3. Sep 2013 - present, USAF Heritage of America Band, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal, first oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal, second oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Award
AF Organizational Excellence Award
AF Good Conduct Medal, first oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
AF Longevity Service
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
AF Training Ribbon
 
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2018 Distinguished Graduate, Noncommissioned Officer Academy
2017 Air Combat Command Public Affairs Team of the Year
2016 Heritage of America Band, NCO of the Year
2013 John L. Levitow Award, Airman Leadership School
2010 Heartland of America Band, Communication Excellence Airman of the Year
 
Effective Date of Promotion
Airman 1st Class 26 May 2009
Senior Airman 26 Sep 2011
Staff Sergeant 01 Jul 2013
Technical Sergeant 01 Feb 2018
Master Sergeant 01 May 2021
 
(Current as of March 2022)