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Senior Master Sergeant Christin Foley

Senior Master Sergeant Christin M. Foley is currently serving as the Superintendent for the United States Air Force Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

Senior Master Sergeant Foley is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. In April 2002, Sergeant Foley joined the Air Force and was assigned to the USAF Band, Washington, D.C. There, she performed for the President of the United States George W. Bush, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Director of National Intelligence and National Security, the director of National Geospatial-Intelligence, the Secretary of the Air Force, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.  She was a featured vocalist with nationally renowned artists Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, Kool & the Gang, Rita Coolidge, and George Duke, and has represented the Air Force singing the National Anthem for various military and civic events, including the National Basketball, Women’s National Basketball, Professional Bull Riding, Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, Dayton Dragons, and San Antonio Missions Baseball Associations. Prior to her current assignment with the Band of Flight, she served as the Superintendent of Operations for the United States Air Force Central Command Band, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar and was the Section Chief of Publicity and Vocalist to the Band of the Pacific, Yokota Air Base, Japan.  Additionally, Sergeant Foley served in the Air National Guard Band of the Central States, Bridgeton, Missouri; the Band of the West, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, and as the Administrative Assistant to the Air Education and Training Command Command Chief at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. Administrative leadership positions include Superintendent of Operations, Section Chief of Readiness, Section Chief of Publicity, Section Chief of Administration, and Non-Commissioned Officer-in-Charge of Music Performance Teams. Throughout her career, she has eight deployments in support of AF Southern Command, Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Inherent Resolve, Freedom Sentinel, Spartan Shield, and the Resolute Support mission. 

EDUCATION
1998 Bachelor of Arts in Music, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
2009 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2010 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education I
2011 Associate of Applied Science in Music, Community College of the Air Force
2012 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy (Correspondence)
2016 Master of Music in Jazz Performance, Texas States University, San Marcos, Texas
2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II
2019 Master Resiliency Trainer, Yokota Air Base, Japan
2022 Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri

ASSIGNMENTS
April 2002 – June 2002, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
July 2002 – April 2006, United States Air Force Band, Washington D.C.
June 2006 – January 2009, United States Air National Guard Band of the Central States, Bridgeton, Missouri
January 2009 – May 2016, United States Air Force Band of the West, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
May 2016 – June 2017, Administrative Assistant to the AETC Command Chief, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
June 2017 – June 2018, United States Air Force Band of the West, JBSA-Lackland, Texas
June 2018 – November 2020, United States Air Force Band of the Pacific, Yokota Air Base, Japan
January 2020 – August 2020, United States Air Force Central Command Band, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar
December 2020 – Current, United States Air Force Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air and Space Commendation Medal with one oak leaf clusters
Air and Space Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Unit Award
Air and Space Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
Air and Space Organizational Excellence Award
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with five oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with bronze star

OTHER ACHIEVMENTS
2009 Noncommissioned Officer of the Third Quarter, 37th Training Wing, Wing Staff Agency
2010 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, United States Air Force Band of the West
2014 Colonel Finley R. Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award
2015 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, United States Air Force Band of the West
2016 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command
2019 Senior Noncommissioned Officer, Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs Directorate, 2nd Quarter
2020 Senior Noncommissioned Officer, Air Force Central Command Public Affairs, 1st Quarter
2020 Public Affairs Communication Excellence Individual Award, United States Air Force Band of the Pacific
2020 Lance P. Sijan Senior Noncommissioned Officer Award, United States Air Force Band of the Pacific
2021 Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the First Quarter, 88th Air Base Wing, Wing Staff Agency
2021 Lance P. Sijan Senior Noncommissioned Officer Award, 88th Air Base Wing, Wing Staff Agency
2021 Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, 88th Air Base Wing, Wing Staff Agency
2021 Brigadier General Wilma Vaught Visionary Leadership Award, Air Force Life Cycle Management


EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class – 09 April 2002
Technical Sergeant – 11 July 2002
Master Sergeant – 01 August 2017
Senior Master Sergeant – 01 September 2022