Tech Sergeant Nicholas Ryan Daniels

Technical Sergeant Nicholas Daniels is a native of Heyford, England.  Joining the Air Force in 2003, TSgt Daniels was assigned to the 9th Airlift Squadron, Dover AFB, DE and served as C-5 Loadmaster.  In 2010 he was assigned to the 41st Airlift Squadron, Little Rock AFB, AR where he served as a C-130J loadmaster.  In 2012 he was offered and accepted a position with the USAF Academy Band, Peterson AFB, CO where he served as a vocalist.  In 2014 he was assigned to the USAF Band of the Pacific at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii where he served as a vocalist and guitarist.  Currently, TSgt Daniels serves at the Band of the West.  In his spare time, TSgt Daniels enjoys songwriting, recording/producing, sports, and being the best.

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Aug 2004 - Aug 2010: C-5 Loadmaster, 9th Airlift Squadron, Dover AFB, DE.
2. Aug 2010 - April 2012: C-130J Loadmaster, 41st Airlift Squadron, Little Rock AFB, AR
3. April 2012 – June 2014: Vocalist, USAF Academy Band, Peterson AFB, CO.
4. July 2014 – Nov 2018: Vocalist, USAF Band of the Pacific, JBPHH, HI.
5. Nov 2018 – Present: Vocalist, USAF Band of the West, JBSA, TX.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Air Medal
Meritorious Unit Award
Iraq Campaign Medal
Combat Readiness Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:
2009: ALS Academic Achievement, Distinguished Graduate Awards
2013: USAF Academy Band Musician of the Quarter, 4th Quarter
2013: USAF Academy Band NCO of the Quarter, 4th Quarter|
2013: AF Media Contest, 1st Place “Outstanding Recording of an Original Work”
2013: AF Media Contest, 2nd Place, “Outstanding Popular Song”
2013: AF Media Contest, 3rd Place, “New Public Affairs Musician of the Year”
2014: AF Media Contest, 2nd Place, “Outstanding Popular Song”
2016: Band of the Pacific NCO of the Quarter, 3rd Quarter
2016: Pacific Air Forces Directorate of Public Affairs NCO of the Quarter, 3rd Quarter
2016: Excellence in Federal Government Award
2016: AF Media Contest, 3rd Place, “Outstanding Popular Song”
2017: Band of the Pacific NCO of the Quarter, 1st Quarter

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION:
Technical Sergeant - 01 Oct 2017

Last Updated 04 Nov 2019