Staff Sergeant Clifton Wright

SSgt Clifton Keith Baylor Wright is a guitarist at The United States Air Force Band of the Pacific, Yokota Air Base, Japan. SSgt Wright currently plays guitar in Pacific Showcase and Final Approach, two of the four ensembles stationed at The Band of the Pacific’s Yokota Air Base, Japan location.  As NCOIC of the Productions shop, Sergeant Wright develops outreach strategies and production concepts to enhance the online presence of The Band of the Pacific.
 
SSgt Clifton Wright became a working, active duty member in May of 2015 at Joint Base Lackland where he served for 2 years before moving to Japan in 2017 where he continues to serve at the Band of the Pacific.  Prior to his current position, the Staff Sergeant was the media clerk at Band of the Pacific, as well as the Music Director of Pacific Trends, a pop/rock ensemble stationed on Yokota Air Base, Japan.
 
EDUCATION
2005 High School Diploma from Alamo Heights High School, San Antonio, Texas
 
ASSIGNMENTS
  1. May 2015 – June 2017, Guitarist and Librarian at Band of the West, Joint Base Lackland, Texas
  2. June-2017 – PRESENT, Guitarist and NCOIC of Productions at Band of the Pacific, Yokota Air Base, Japan
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Achievement Medal 
AF Outstanding Unit Award
AF Organizational Excellence Award 
AF Good Conduct Medal  
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal 
AF Longevity Service
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle) 
AF Training Ribbon
 
OTHER ACHIEVMENTS
2018 PACAF Band Airman of the Year 
2019 PACAF Band Airman of the Second Quarter 
2019 PACAF Band Airman of the Fourth Quarter
2019 Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs Airman of the Fourth Quarter 
2020 PACAF Band Airman of the  First Quarter 
2020 Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs Airman of the First Quarter 
2020 Distinguished Graduate ALS Class 20C
 
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman March 24, 2015
Airman First Class May 15, 2015
Senior Airman September 15, 2017
Staff Sergeant December 1, 2019
 
(Current as of October 2021)