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Senior Master Sergeant Eugene King

Senior Master Sergeant Eugene W. King, a native of Riverdale, Georgia, plays trumpet in the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America. Master Sergeant King currently performs with the Concert Band, Marching Band and the Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble.

Sergeant King is a 1994 graduate of Riverdale High School, and holds degrees from DePaul University, (Bachelor of Music with Honors, 1998) and Arkansas State University (Master of Music Performance with highest Honors, 2000). His trumpet teachers have included John Hagstrom, Ross Beacroft and Richard Jorgensen. Sergeant King has performed with the Chicago Brass Choir, the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra, and the Arkansas State University Faculty Brass Quintet.

1998 - Bachelor of Music, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
2000 - Master of Music, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas
2005 - Airman Leadership School, John L. Levitow Award, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2011 - Noncommissioned Officer Academy, McGhee Tyson ANGB, Tennessee
2012 - Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Course 14, Non-Residence
2013 - Associate of Music, Community College of the Air Force
2014 - Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, Non-Residence
2015 - CCAF Professional Manager's Certification

April 2001 - June 2001 - Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
June 2001 - August 2005 - USAF Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
August 2005 - Present - USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, Illinois

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with four oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War On Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service with two oak leaf clusters
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Basic Military Training Ribbon

2005 - John L. Levitow Award, Airman Leadership School, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2006 - Noncommissioned Officer of the 1st Quarter, USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, Illinois
2011 - Distinguished Graduate, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, McGhee Tyson ANGB, Tennessee
2014 - Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the 3rd Quarter, USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, Illinois

Airman First Class - 25 April 2001
Senior Airman - 25 August 2003
Staff Sergeant - 01 June 2005
Technical Sergeant - 01 July 2009
Master Sergeant - 01 July 2012
Senior Master Sergeant - 01 May 2019