TSgt Ainsley DeWitt serves as a vocalist for the Band of the Pacific as of August 2018.
TSgt DeWitt joined the Air Force in 2011, and was assigned to the Band of the West, Lackland AFB, where she served as a Trombonist and Publicity Clerk. In 2015, she was assigned to the Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson AFB, where she served as Operations Representative and GPC Approving Official. While assigned to the Band of Flight, TSgt DeWitt was awarded a secondary AFSC as a vocalist. In 2017, she deployed as part of the AFCENT Band in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, during which she performed in Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, and Afghanistan.
Originally hailing from Corpus Christi, TX, TSgt DeWitt pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Trombone Performance, and a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from Baylor University and Southern Methodist University, respectively. In addition to her academic pursuits, TSgt DeWitt studied with renowned artists Brent Phillips, Alex Parker, John Kitzman, Per Brevig, and Joseph Alessi.
2010 Bachelor of Music Performance, Baylor University, Waco TX
2011 [one year toward] Master of Music Performance, Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX
2016 Airman Leadership School, WPAFB, OH
2020 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Virtual (Yokota AB)
1. September 2011 – March 2015, Trombonist, AF Band of the West, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX
2. March 2015 – August 2018, Trombonist/Vocalist, AF Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH
3. August 2018 – present, Vocalist, AF Band of the Pacific-Asia, Yokota AB, Japan
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
AF Commendation Medal
AF Achievement Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
ALS Academic Achievement Award
2017 NCO of the Year, AF Band of Flight
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class: September 27, 2011
Senior Airman January 27, 2014
Staff Sergeant December 1, 2016
Technical Sergeant January 1, 2021
(Current as of March 2022)