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Staff Sergeant Josiah Joyce

Staff Sergeant Josiah Joyce plays guitar for the USAF Band of Mid-America. Airman Joyce grew up in an Air Force family and does not consider himself to have a hometown - having lived in Louisiana, Texas, South Carolina, Germany, Illinois, England, and Nebraska.


Studying Jazz Performance at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Staff Sgt. Joyce gathered the tools necessary to play music of all styles. Staff Sgt. Joyce's mentors have included Rick Haydon of SIU-E and his father James C. Joyce.



Before joining the Air Force in 2015, SrA Joyce made a living as a studio instructor and gigging with various groups throughout the St. Louis area.

2015 Jazz Performance - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
2009 High School Diploma - Lakenheath American High School

Lackland Air Force Base, TX December 2015 - February 2016
Scott Air Force Base, IL February 2016 - Present

National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Medal

Airman First Class, February 1st, 2016
Senior Airman, March 1st 2018
Staff Sergeant, September 1st 2022