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Technical Sergeant Jaime Parker

Technical Sergeant Jaime Parker is a trombonist with the United States Air Force Academy Band Falconaires jazz band, Concert Band, and Ceremonial Band.  He is the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of Video and Live Productions

Sergeant Parker is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. He auditioned for the US Air Force Band Program and entered Basic Military Training School in late 2011. Since then, he has performed for millions of people across the globe as an Air Force bandsman. Parker also served the USAF Band of the West as Operations Representative for the unit's three largest ensembles: the Concert Band, the Ceremonial Marching Band, and Dimensions in Blue jazz ensemble. He subsequently served as both NCOIC of Social Media and NCOIC of Video Productions for the Band of the West.

In 2013, Parker was awarded a "Below the Zone" early promotion to Senior Airman in recognition of his achievements as an airman and musician. In 2016, Parker graduated from Airman Leadership School, receiving the Distinguished Graduate Award. In 2021, Parker won a position with the Premier USAF Academy Band, where he serves as NCOIC of Video and Live Productions.

In addition to his Air Force duties, Parker is active freelance musician, and has performed on both tenor and bass trombone with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Sam Rivers' RivBea Orchestra, The Temptations, The Greeley Philharmonic, Hugh Jackman, and many more.

2004 Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
2008 Master of Music, dual emphasis in Trombone Performance and Jazz Studies, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
2012 Honor Graduate, Basic Military Training School, JBSA Lackland, Texas
2016 Airman Leadership School, JBSA Lackland, Texas
2022 Non Commissioned Officer Academy, Sheppard AFB, Texas

February 2012 – June 2021, USAF Band of the West, JBSA Lackland, Texas
June 2021 – Present, USAF Academy Band, Peterson SFB, Colorado

Distinguished Graduate Award, Airman Leadership School
Air and Space Commendation Medal
Air and Space Achievement Medal, 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Air and Space Outstanding Unit Award
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon

Staff Sergeant – 01 November 2016
Technical Sergeant – 29 June 2021