Mr. Marty Lockaby was born in Savannah, Georgia and is a 1965 graduate of Fort Lauderdale High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He participated in both band and choral music, with his contributions resulting in the school receiving numerous awards through band and choral competition.
Mr. Lockaby has attended Broward Community College, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, University of New Hampshire's School of Lifelong Learning, Merced College, California, University of Maryland European Division, University of Maryland, and Wayland Baptist University. He possesses an Associate of Applied Science Degree from the Community College of the Air Force. As an active duty Air Force member, Mr. Lockaby served in the Air Force Band Career Field for over thirteen years performing on flute in small wind ensembles, marching bands, concert bands, woodwind quintets, flute quartets, jazz ensembles and numerous other performing units. His first assignment, after Basic Training in 1967, was to the 695th Air Force Band, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, where he served until the unit was deactivated in 1969. He was then transferred to the 2nd Air Force Band, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. Mr. Lockaby remained at Barksdale until April 1971 when he reenlisted and received a base of preference to Maxwell AFB, Alabama and became a member of the 604th Air Force Band. In 1974, he was discharged and went home to help his ill father settle some issues. Shortly after he completed these tasks, he decided to re-enter the Air Force and luckily was accepted and assisted by the Robins Band Commander and was assigned to the AFRES Band at Robins AFB, Georgia. Four years later, in 1978, he was asked to transfer to the newly formed 541st Air Force Band at Pease Air Force Base, New Hampshire to help set up administration and operations. Three years later, in 1981, Mr. Lockaby retrained into the Personnel Career Field as a Personal Affairs Specialist and moved to the Consolidated Base Personnel Office (CBPO) at Pease. He received training for one year and in 1982 was transferred to Castle Air Force Base, California where he was appointed Chief of Customer Assistance. In 1985, Mr. Lockaby received orders to Lindsey Air Station, Germany, being assigned as the NCOIC of the CBPO. Upon his return to the States in 1988, Mr. Lockaby had been selected for a special duty assignment and was assigned to the Headquarters, Defense Courier Service, Fort Meade, Maryland, where he was the Chief of Joint Service Personnel (Army, Navy and Air Force) for five years until he retired in 1993. Soon after his retirement from the Air Force he joined the Air Force Band of the West where he has since been serving as a Musical Resource Specialist. His duties include the obtaining of guest artists, guest emcees, setting up local performance venues, and media coverage.
Mr. Lockaby's military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Achievement Medal and the Air Force Achievement Medal. Mr. Lockaby was a graduate of the NCO Academy and the Senior NCO Academy.
Mr. Lockaby is married to the former Sandra Pena from San Antonio, TX.