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Technical Sergeant Ryan Persaud

Technical Sergeant (TSgt) Ryan Persaud is a bassist with the United States Air Force (USAF) Heritage of America Band where he is assigned to the Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble. He graduated from the Osceola County School for the Arts in 2006 and earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Music Performance from Rollins College in 2010. His bass teachers include Chuck Archard on electric bass and Michael Hill on double bass.

EDUCATION
2006 Graduate, Osceola County School for the Arts, Kissimmee, FL
2010 Bachelor of Arts Degree, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

ASSIGNMENTS
1. Sep 2010 - Jul 2013, USAF Heartland of America Band, Omaha, NE
2. Aug 2013 - Oct 2014, USAF Band of the West, Lackland AFB, TX
3. Nov 2014 - present, USAF Heritage of America Band, Langley AFB, VA

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
 
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Airman 1st Class 06 Jul 2010
Senior Airman 06 Nov 2012
Staff Sergeant 01 Mar 2015
Technical Sergeant 01 Dec 2019

(Current as of March 2022)