Senior Master Sergeant Adam F. Dempsey

Senior Master Sergeant Adam F. Dempsey is a Premier Band Superintendent, The United States Air Force Band, Washington, D.C. Originally from Alpena, Michigan, his career in the Air Force began in 2001 as an Audio Engineer with the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.

A 2000 graduate of The University of Michigan, Sergeant Dempsey received a Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance. He then earned an Audio Engineering Certificate from the Omega Studios' School of Recording Arts and Sciences in 2001. Sergeant Dempsey has studied with Pat Brown, Bob McCarthy and Buford Jones. He has provided audio and technical support for top artists in the industry, including Hootie and the Blowfish, Jo Dee Messina, Blues Traveler and the New England Patriots Cheerleaders.

As an audio engineer for the USAF Band, Sergeant Dempsey has provided exceptional support for the President, Vice President, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Secretary of Defense, and other world leaders. As live sound engineer for the Airmen of Note, Sergeant Dempsey provided support for many world-renowned jazz artists including Al Jarreau, Doc Severinsen, Joey DeFrancesco, and The New York Voices. He has also deployed twice as part of the USAFCENT Band in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, entertaining over 70,000 U.S. and Coalition forces.