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Technical Sergeant Andrew P Wendzikowski

Technical Sergeant Andrew P. Wendzikowski is a percussionist with the United States Air Forces in Europe Band, Ramstein Air Base Germany.  He is currently percussionist and Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of the unit’s jazz music ensemble “The Ambassadors.”  

Originally from Buffalo, New York, Sergeant Wendzikowski purused further music education at the University of Buffalo before moving to a career as a cruise ship musician on Carnival Cruise Lines.  He enlisted in the United States Air Force in April, 2005 after a successful audition and began his career with the US Air Force Band of the West, stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.  He has had the opportunity to serve in Japan, Germany, and on four deployments as a member of the AFCENT Band.  Prior to his current position, Sergeant Wendzikowski was a percussionist with the USAFE Band, Ramstein AB, Germany.

EDUCATION
2010 Airman Leadership School, Robins AFB, GA
2017 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Germany

ASSIGNMENTS
April 2005 – July 2008, Percussionist, USAF Band of the West, Lackland AFB, TX
July 2008 – July 2010, Percussionist, USAF Band of the Pacific-Asia, Yokota AB, JP
July 2010 – July 2013, Percussionist, USAF Band of the Reserve, Robins AFB, GA
July 2013 – July 2016, Percussionist, USAF Band of the West, Lackland AFB, TX
July 2016 – August 2018, Percussionist, US Air Forces in Europe Band, Ramstein AB, GE
August 2018 – Present, Percussionist, USAF Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
AF Outstanding Unit Award
AF Good Conduct Medal 
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
AF Overseas Ribbon
Long Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
AF Longevity Service
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
AF Training Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class April 19, 2005
Senior Airman August 19, 2007
Staff Sergeant October 1, 2010
Technical Sergeant August 1, 2018

(Current as of February 2021)