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Master Sergeant Peter Dahlstrom

Master Sergeant Peter Dahlstrom is assigned to the United States Air Force Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  He performs his musical duties on French Horn and Mellophone with the unit's performing ensembles. In addition to his musical duties, he serves as the Section Chief for Administrative Support amongst other collateral duties assigned.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, he received his Bachelor of Music degree 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.

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

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

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air and Space Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air and Space Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air and Space Organizational Excellence Award with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with six oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with one oak service star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Air and Space Overseas Service Ribbon Long with one oak leaf cluster
Air & Space Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border with one oak leaf cluster
Air and Space Longevity Service Award with four oak leaf clusters
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster
Air and Space Training Ribbon

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
Two-time Squadron Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter

Airman First Class July 17, 2001
Senior Airman November 17, 2003
Staff Sergeant August 1, 2005
Technical Sergeant June 1, 2010
Master Sergeant September 1, 2016