Master Sergeant Peter Dahlstrom

Master Sergeant Peter Dahlstrom is a Regional Band Craftsman assigned to the United States Air Force Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  He serves as the noncommissioned officer in charge of the unit’s brass ensemble “Spirit of Freedom”.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, he received his Bachelors of music from the Capital University in Columbus and then went on to earn his Masters of Music at Illinois State University. In 2001 Sergeant Dahlstrom joined the Air Force and was assigned to the USAF Band of Mid-America at Scott Air Force Base, IL. In 2009 he was re-assigned to the US Air Forces in Europe Band at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. In 2015 Sergeant Dahlstrom was again assigned to the Band of Mid-America at Scott Air Force Base, IL.   During his career he has performed for President of the United States Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, William Clinton and George W. Bush, multiple foreign heads of states and military leaders, the United States Vice President, multiple US Ambassadors, the US Secretary of Defense, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, and Chief of Staff of the US Army and US Air Force.  Sergeant Dahlstrom has also performed with the nationally renowned artists Sammy Nestico, Toni Tennille, Christine Brewer, and Patrick Sheridan.

Throughout his career, he has deployed twice in support of the US Air Forces Central & the US Africa Command mission supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, and Operation FREEDOM’S SENTINEL and the NATO RESOLUTE SUPPORT mission.

EDUCATION
1999- Baccalaureate Degree, Music Performance, Horn, Capital University
2001- Master of Music Degree, Music Performance, Horn, Illinois State University
2005 - Airmen Leadership School, Scott Air Force Base
2007- Associates in Applied Science Music, Community College of the Air Force
2012 - Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun Air Base, Germany

ASSIGNMENTS
July 2001 - Sept 2001, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
Sept 2001 - Jan 2009, Horn, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
Jan 2009 - Jun 2011, Horn, Sembach Air Base, Germany
Jul 2011 - Jan 2015, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
Feb 2015 - July 2021, Horn, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
July 2021 - Present, Horn, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with five oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border with one oak leaf cluster

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Two-time Squadron Airman of the Quarter
Four-time Squadron Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter
2013 Headquarters United States Air Forces in Europe/Air Forces Africa, Public Affairs
Noncommissioned Officer of the First Quarter
2014 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, United States Air Forces in Europe Band 


EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class 17 JUL 2001
Senior Airman 17 NOV 2003
Staff Sergeant 01 AUG 2005
Technical Sergeant 01 JUN 2010
Master Sergeant 01 SEP 2016

(Current as of September 2021)