Technical Sergeant Marshall Gentry performs on piano in the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. In addition to his musical duties, he serves as the Non-commissioned Officer in Charge of the popular music ensemble, Raptor, and unit's Assistant Resource Advisor.
A native of Fresno, California, Sergeant Gentry graduated from Hoover High School in 1989 and studied music at Fresno State University and the University of California, Irvine.
1995 Bachelor of Music in Education, Fresno State University, Fresno, Calif.
1997 Master of Music in Music Performance, University of California, Irvine, Calif.
2004 Airman Leadership School, Yokota AB, Japan
2012 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2016 Associates of Applied Sciences in Music, Community College of the Air Force
1. November 1999-August 2002, Percussion, USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, Calif.
2. August 2002-October 2008, Percussion, PACAF Band-Asia, Yokota AB, Japan
3. October 2008-August 2014, Percussion, USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, Calif.
4. August 2014-Present, Piano, USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, Neb.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
2003 USAF Airman Bandsman of the Year
2003 PACAF Band Airman of the Year
2004 Band of the Pacific-Asia Band Airman of the Year
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Airman First Class September 22, 1999
Senior Airman January 22, 2002
Staff Sergeant January 1, 2004
Technical Sergeant December 1, 2010
(Current as of June 2019)