Staff Sergeant Cody Peterson

Staff Sergeant Cody Peterson serves as the pianist for the Air Force Band of the Pacific at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. 

SSgt Peterson originally hails from Stillwater, Minnesota. Prior to enlisting in the Air Force in 2013, he pursued a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. SSgt Peterson has performed both as a soloist and band member in a variety of groups covering styles of music from rock, pop, country, jazz, and more.  

SSgt Peterson is currently assigned to our jazz band as pianist, as well as our rock band, where he serves as the keyboardist and musical director. 

EDUCATION:
2013 Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance
2018 Airman Leadership School, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Sep 2013 – May 2015 Band of the West, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX
2. May 2015 – Aug 2015 U.S. Air Force Central Band, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar
3. Aug 2015 – May 2018 Band of the West, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX
4. May 2018 – Aug 2018 U.S. Air Force Central Band, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar
5. Aug 2018 – Feb 2022 Band of the West, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX
6. Feb 2022 – Present Band of the Pacific Hawaii, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Air and Space Commendation Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster
Air and Space Achievement Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters
Air and Space Outstanding Unit Award with 3 oak leaf clusters
AF Good Conduct Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with gold star
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air and Space Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border with one oak leaf cluster
Air and Space Longevity Service Award with one oak leaf cluster
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Airman First Class – 10 Sep 2013
Senior Airman – 10 Jan 2016
Staff Sergeant – 01 Feb 2018

(Updated March 2022)