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Staff Sergeant Jeriad "Bonesaw" Wood

SSgt Jeriad Wood is a Trombonist and Unit Training Manager at USAF Band of Mid America, Scott AFB, IL. Responsibilities of his current duty position is managing upgrade training and computer-based trainings.

SSgt Jeriad Wood entered the United States Air Force in February of 2017 and graduated basic military training in April of that year. SSgt Wood served at Lackland Air Force Base from April 2017 to September 2020, was stationed at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo, Japan, and now Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Prior to his current position SSgt Wood was the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Pacific Brass at Yokota Air Base in Toko, Japan.

EDUCATION
2009 Master of Music, University of Texas at Austin
2011 Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Texas at Austin
2021 Airman Leadership School, Yokota AB, Japan
 
ASSIGNMENTS
1. April 2017 – September 2020, Trombone USAF Band of the West, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas
2. September 2020 – September 2023, Trombone, USAF Band of the Pacific, Yokota Air Base, Japan
3. September 2024 - Current, Trombone, USAF Band of Mid America, Scott AFB, IL
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

National Medal of Arts
ARMY Commendation Medal
USAF Commendation Medal
USAF Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
USAF Good Conduct Medal with oak leaf cluster
Outstanding Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Air & Space Overseas Long Tour
Air & Space Longevity of Service Award
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
USAF Training Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class April 16, 2017
Senior Airman May 16, 2019
Staff Sergeant December 1, 2021
 
(Current as of June 2024)