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Master Sergeant Michael Correa

MSgt Mike Correa serves as a percussionist with the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, Scott Air Force Base, MO. His responsibilities include performing with the Concert Band, the Marching Band, and working in marketing and graphic design.  

MSgt Correa is a native of Binghamton, NY.  He graduated from the Ithaca College School of Music in 1998 with a Bachelor of Music, and a Master of Music from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2000. Following several years as a music educator, MSgt Correa joined the USAF in 2005 and upon completion of Basic Military Training in February 2006, was assigned to the United States Air Force Band of Liberty, Hanscom AFB, MA. In 2010 he completed Airman Leadership School where he was awarded the Pitsenbarger Award. In 2013 he was assigned to the Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, MO, where he currently serves. Prior to his current position, MSgt Correa served as the Additional Duty First Sgt for the Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, IL.   

EDUCATION:
1998 Bachelor of Music Education and Performance, Ithaca College School of Music, NY
2000 Master of Music, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, OH
2010 Airman Leadership School, Hanscom AFB, MA
2015 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, McGhee Tyson AFB, TN
2023 Master of Business Administration, Maryville University, MO

ASSIGNMENTS:
March 2006 - June 2013, percussion, USAF Band of Liberty, Hanscom AFB, MA
June 2013 - Present, percussion, USAF Band of Mid America, Scott AFB, IL

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Meritorious Service Medal
Air and Space Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters
Air and Space Achievement Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster
Air and space Organizational Excellence Award 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION:
Airman First Class 16 February 2006
Senior Airman 16 June 2008
Staff Sergeant 1 June 2010
Technical Sergeant 1 Jan 2016
Master Sergeant 1 Nov 2019

(Current as of June 2024)