Chief Master Sgt. Chris Martin is the Chief of Supply for The United States Air Force Band. In this full-time administrative position, he oversees a 20-member collateral team responsible for equipment inventory, IT capability and facility maintenance.
Originally from West Palm Beach, FL, his Air Force career began in 1996 with The Band of the Golden West, Travis Air Force Base, California where he performed as a member of the concert band, rock band, jazz band, marching band and brass quintet. He joined The United States Air Force Band Ceremonial Brass in 1997. He received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Florida State University in 1994 and a Master of Music degree in percussion performance from George Mason University in 2013.
Air Force career highlights include participation in five presidential inaugural parades, three Tournament of Roses and Macy's Thanksgiving Day parades, multiple appearances on NBC's Today Show as well as numerous concert performances across the United States, Europe and Japan. He was also fortunate enough to accompany the Joint Service Color Team for Super Bowls XLIV, XLV and XLIX. In 2016, Chief Martin volunteered to deploy with the US Air Forces Central Command Band, Raptor. The band performed throughout the Middle East, building community relationships while providing a wide variety of entertainment for U.S. service members and coalition partners.
Professional Military Education:
2001 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (McGuire AFB, NJ)
2002 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy distance learning (Air University)
2011 US Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy (Petaluma, CA)
2012 Community College of the Air Force, Associate Degree
2015 Professional Management Certification, CCAF
2016 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education
2017 Chief Leadership Course (Gunter Annex, AL)