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Master Sergeant Anthony Schmaus

Master Sergeant Anthony Schmaus performs on bass in the United States Air Force Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. In addition to his musical duties, he serves as the Section Chief of Publicity.

A native of Clearfield, Pennsylvania, Sergeant Schmaus graduated from Clearfield Area High School in 1998 and studied music at Duquesne University.


2002 B.A. Music Performance, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.
2008 Airman Leadership School, Offutt AFB, NE.
2016 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Distance Learning Program


1. August 2002 - July 2005, Bass, USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, NE.
2. December 2007 - September 2010, Bass, USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, NE.
3. September 2010 - October 2014, Bass, PACAF Band-Asia, Yokota AB, Japan
4. October 2014 - October 2019, Bass, USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, NE.
5. October 2019 - August 2023, EA Recruiter, 311 Recruiting Squadron, Pittsburgh, PA
6. August 2023 - Present, USAF Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.


Air Force Commendation Medal (two oak leaf clusters)
Air Force Achievement Medal with (one oak leaf cluster)
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with (two oak leaf clusters)
Air Force Good Conduct Medal (five oak leaf clusters)
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (1 service star)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon (Long Tour)
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
Air Force Longevity Service (four oak leaf clusters)
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship (Pistol)
Air Force Training Ribbon


Airman First Class June 18, 2002
Senior Airman October 18, 2004
Staff Sergeant October 1, 2010
Technical Sergeant October 1, 2016
Master Sergeant November 1, 2020
(Current as of February 2024)