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Technical Sergeant Quincy Garner

In November of 2003, Technical Sergeant Quincy Garner joined the United States Air Force. TSgt Garner is a member of the USAF Band of the West, JBSA and performs on trumpet/flugelhorn. Prior to arriving at the Band of the West, TSgt Garner was stationed at Ramstein AB, Germany and helped foster international partnerships through the power of music.

As an undergraduate at the University of Kansas, TSgt Garner shared the stage with Ingrid Jensen, Maria Schneider, John Fedchock, Bob Sheppard, Vince Mendoza, Scott Wendholt and Dave Pietro. TSgt Garner later attended the University of Miami (Florida) and studied with Dante Luciani, Whit Sidener, Greg Gisbert and Ron Miller.

As a member of the Band of Liberty, TSgt Garner performed with Ann Hampton Callaway, Darlene Love, Jiggs Wigham, Greg Hopkins, Phil Wilson, Bill Pierce, John Pizzarelli, Byron Stripling and Farid Barron. TSgt Garner also performed with Robin Mckelle and Esperanza Spalding while living in the Boston area. TSgt Garner has studied with Jan Kagarice, Steve Emery, Laurie Frink and Dr. Christopher Moore.

2000- Bachelor of Music Education, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
2003- Master of Music, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
2004- Basic Military Training, Lackland, AFB, Texas
2008- Airman Leadership School, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts
2016- Non Commissioned Officer Academy, Kessler AFB, Biloxi, MS
2020- Green Belt Certification, USAFE Innovation & Transformation, Ramstein AB, Germany

January 2004 - October 2013, The USAF Band of Liberty, Hanscom AFB, MA
October 2013 - August 2018, The USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, IL
August 2018 – August 2021, The USAF in Europe Band, Ramstein AB, Germany
August 2021 – present, The USAF Band of the West, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX

Major Awards and Decorations:
Air Force Comendation Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Other Achievements:
2014- The USAF Band of Mid-America Musician of the Quarter (2nd Quarter)
2014- The USAF Band of Mid-America NCO of the Quarter (2nd Quarter)
2016- NCOA Distinguished Graduate
2020- The USAF in Europe Band NCO of the Quarter (1st Quarter)

Effective Dates of Promotion:
Airman First Class- November 18, 2003
Senior Airman- March 18, 2006
Staff Sergeant- May 1, 2008
Technical Sergeant- September 1, 2015