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Technical Sergeant Jared M. Andrews

Technical Sergeant Jared M. Andrews joined the United States Air Forces in Europe Band, Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, in November 2020. He currently serves as NCOIC and bassist with Touch ‘n Go. In addition to his musical responsibilities, Sergeant Andrews serves as the Assistant Director of Operations.
 
Hailing from Perry, GA, Technical Sergeant Andrews   graduated with a B.A. in Music Performance from Valdosta State University in 2008 and later with a M.A. in Jazz Studies from Florida State University in 2010. During that time, he had the privilege of studying with Rodney Jordan, Paul McKee, Dr. Donovan Stokes, Jason Marsalis, and Marcus Roberts. He has also participated in multiple master classes at the University of Georgia’s Double Bass Symposium that featured Rufus Reid and John Clayton. Since joining the Air Force, Sergeant Andrews has had the opportunity to perform at the Grand Ol’ Opry and with the WDR Big Band’s Marshall Gilkes.
 
In 2017 and 2022 Sergeant Andrews deployed to Southwest Asia in support of US troops and coalition forces. In addition to performing for troops, he engaged in public concerts as well as educational outreach in local communities throughout Afghanistan, Israel, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Djibouti, Kuwait, U. A. E., and Qatar. He also provided support for US Ambassadors in many of these places.
 
EDUCATION:
2008 Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance, Valdosta State University, GA
2010 Masters of Music Jazz Studies, Florida State University
2017 Airman Leadership School, Peterson Air Force Base, CO
2017 Associates Degree in Music, Community College of the Air Force
2021 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun Air Base, DE
2021 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, Course I
 
ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 2012 – November 2020, US Air Force Academy Band, Peterson Air Force Base, CO 
2. November 2020 – Present, USAF in Europe Band, Ramstein AFB, Germany 
 
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Air Force Commendation Medal 
Air Force Achievement Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal 
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with service star
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border and one bronze oak leaf cluster
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with one bronze oak leaf cluster
 
 
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2013 USAF Academy Band Airman of the Year
2021 USAFE-AFAFRICA Public Affairs Excellence in Communication Innovation Team of the Year
2021 USAFE Band NCO of the Year
 
EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Airman 1st Class 3 April 2012
Senior Airman 3 August 2014
Staff Sergeant 1 February 2017
Technical Sergeant 1 Jan 2021
 
(Current as of April 2023)