TECHNICAL SERGEANT ROBERT L. BROWNING
Technical Sergeant Robert L. Browning is a percussionist at the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB. Technical Sergeant Browning is the NCOIC of the ‘Pacific Trends’ combo as well as facility manager for the PACAF Band.
TSgt Browning started his military career in 1995 with the 156th Louisiana Army National Guard Band. During his college and even into his teaching years, Sergeant Browning was with the 156th until 2002. He then moved to Texas to teach music and also transferred services to the 531st Texas Air National Guard Band. His tenure with the 531st was short as he earned a permanent position with the Air Force Band of the West, Oct 2003. Sergeant Browning spent 4 ½ years in San Antonio before receiving an assignment to the Air Forces in Europe Band in July of 2008. After six years in Germany, he and his wife were called back to San Antonio for another 4½ years with the Band of the West. In 2019, Technical Sergeant Browning received an assignment to serve in the Band of the Pacific, Yokota Air Base, Japan.
1997 Graduate, U.S. Army Professional Leadership Development Course, Camp Ball, Louisiana
2001 Bachelors of Music Education, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Natchitoches, La.
2009 Graduate, Airman Leadership School, Vogelweh, Germany
2016 Associates Degree, Community College of the Air Force
2016 Graduate, Air University NCO Academy (course 15)
2016 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, course 1
2017 Graduate, Air University SNCO Academy (course 14)
1995 Basic Training/ Percussionist with 399th Army Band, Ft Leonardwood, Missouri
1995 - 2002, Percussionist, 156th Army National Guard Band, Bossier City, La.
2002 - 2003, Percussionist, 531st Air National Guard Band, Carswell Naval Air Station, Ft. Worth, Texas
2003 - 2008, Percussionist, USAF Band of the West, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex.
2008 - 2014, Percussionist, US Air Forces in Europe Band, Sembach/Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany
2014 - 2019, Percussionist, USAF Band of the West, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex.
2019 - 2022, Percussionist, USAF Band of the Pacific, Yokota Air Base, Japan
2022 - Present, Percussionist, USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis Air Force Base, CA
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
AF Accommodation Medal
AF Achievement Medal, 4 oak leaf clusters
Army Achievement Medal
Schutzenschnur German Weapons GOLD medal
2021 University of South Florida Muma College of Business, “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion” certificate
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Air Force Sergeants Association
Air Force 5/6
Percussive Arts Society
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Private First Class (USA) March 1, 1995
Specialist (USA) Nov. 1, 1995
Sergeant (USA) July 1, 1997
Staff Sergeant (USAF), Oct. 1, 2002
Airman First Class (USAF) Dec. 1, 2003
Senior Airman (USAF) May 1, 2005
Staff Sergeant (USAF) Oct. 1, 2009
Technical Sergeant (USAF) Oct. 1, 2017