Major Dustin M. Doyle is the Commander and Conductor of the United States Air Force Band of the West located at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He commands the 61-member unit, overseeing 11 performing groups that engage communities on behalf of Air Education and Training Command as well as the 502d Air Base Wing to HONOR veterans, INSPIRE patriotism, and CONNECT with audiences.
Major Doyle earned his commission from Officer Training School in July 2009 at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Prior to receiving his commission, Doyle was a public school band and orchestra director for 7 years in Montgomery County, Maryland. He is in his second Command, has deployed twice, and has toured across the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia, building relationships and engaging communities through music on behalf of the Department of Defense. Doyle has performed for five US Presidents. He has performed Full Honor Funerals at Arlington National Cemetery as well as ceremonies at the White House and the Pentagon for top U.S. and international leaders.
Working with Platinum Record recording artists, Grammy-winning audio engineers and top Symphony Conductors and Artists, Major Doyle has performed with military and community bands and orchestras world-wide, produced numerous recordings and has twice-earned the Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence Award for Military Concert Bands with two separate Air Force Bands. He has shared the stage with industry leaders, collaborated with Disney and Hollywood influencers, and performed at world-renowned venues like The Hollywood Bowl, The Grand Ole Opry, The Eastman Theatre, The Tobin Center, The Kennedy Center and The Chopin Conservatory in Warsaw, Poland.
Doyle’s leadership has been recognized by the U.S. Air Force by being named the Joint Base San Antonio 502d Wing Staff Agency’s Field Grade Officer of the Year, Air Mobility Command Public Affairs Company Grade Officer of the Year, the United States Air Force Academy Public Affairs Excellence Award Company Grade Officer of the Year, and has led his organization to be a recipient of the U.S. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award.
From Huntingtown, Maryland, Major Doyle received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Maryland and his Master’s Degree in Wind Conducting from The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. He and his wife have been married since 2004 and have three boys.
2002: Bachelor of Science, Music Education, University of Maryland, College Park2008: Master of Wind Conducting, The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
2009: Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2011: Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2011: Public Affairs Qualifying Course, Defense Information School, Ft. Meade, MD
2016: Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
1. Jul 2009 - Aug 2012, Deputy Commander, Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, IL
2. Aug 2012 - Jun 2014, Flight Commander, USAF Academy Band, Peterson AFB, CO
3. Feb 2013 - Aug 2013, Officer-in-Charge, USAF Central Command Band, Al Udeid AB, Qatar
4. Jul 2014 - Jul 2016, Commander, Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA
5. Aug 2016 - Jun 2019, Premier Band Director of Operations, The United States Air Force Band, JB Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C.
6. Aug 2018 - Feb 2019, Officer-in-Charge, USAF Central Command Band, Al Udeid AB, Qatar
7. Jun 2019-Current, Commander, Band of the West, Lackland AFB, TX
EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION:
2nd Lieutenant - 22 Jul, 2009
1st Lieutenant - 22 Jul, 2011
Captain - 22 Jul, 2013
Major - 1 May, 2019
Lieutenant Colonel – selected with promotion in 2024