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Brian R. Stike

Master Sergeant Brian R. Stike is a trumpet player, sound engineer, and the Director of Public Affairs for the Air National Guard Band of the Northeast. Originally from Waynesboro, PA , Sergeant Stike enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1998 at the age of 22, joining the Air National Guard Band of the Northeast.

Sergeant Stike graduated from Waynesboro Area Senior High School in Waynesboro, PA. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from West Chester University of PA, a Master of Arts in Theatre from Villanova University, a Master of Science in Educational Administration from the University of Scranton, and an Educational Supervisors' Certificate from Seton Hall University.

Sergeant Stike currently resides in Brick, NJ and his civilian career is that of an Assistant Middle School Principal in Metuchen, NJ. Sergeant Stike has done community and professional theatre lighting and sound work throughout New Jersey and New York, and is active in many community theatre organizations as an actor, director, and designer.

Sergeant Stike's awards and decorations include the Air Force Commendation medal with one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Achievement medal with one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters, the Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Air Force Longevity Service Award with two oak leaf clusters, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with bronze hourglass and 'M' device, and the Pennsylvania Governor's Unit Citation.