SSgt Peter Somerville is a guitarist with the United States Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia, stationed at Yokota Air Base Japan. SSgt Somerville is currently the Noncommissioned Officer in charge of popular music ensemble Final Approach. He is also the guitarist for the Jazz ensemble Pacific Showcase.
Originally from St. Charles Illinois, Sergeant Somerville Joined the Air Force in March of 2016 and was stationed at Scott AFB, Illinois. He has also served as a guitarist for the Heritage of America Band at Langley Air Force Base Virginia from 2020-2022, as well as with USAF Band of the Pacific-Asia from 2018-2020.
2007 Diploma, St. Charles East High School, St. Charles, Ill.
2013 Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar Performance, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Ill.
2020 Airman Leadership School, Langley AFB Va.
May 2016 – February 2018, Regional Band, Guitar, United States Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, Ill.
February 2018 – February 2020, Regional Band Guitar, United States Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia, Yokota AB, Japan
February 2020 – July 2022, Regional Band, Guitar, Heritage of America Band, Langley AFB, Va.
July 2022 – Current, NCOIC Final Approach, United States Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia, Yokota AB, Japan
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air and Space Commendation Medal
Air and Space Achievement Medal
Air and Space Organizational Excellence Award
AF Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air and Space Overseas Service Ribbon Short
Air and Space Longevity Service Award
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
Air and Space Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class March 6, 2016
Senior Airman July 6, 2018
Staff Sergeant April 1, 2020
(Current as of February 2023)