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Chief Master Sergeant Daniel Kenemore

Chief Master Sergeant Daniel J. Kenemore is the Chief Enlisted Manager for the United States Air Force Academy Band, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.  The unit maintains nine performance teams that execute more than 500 missions each year in support of the Department of Defense and the Air Force’s strategic communication initiatives, Presidential support, civic outreach, international partnership building, recruiting, and troop support across a ten state region and at deployed locations around the world. Chief Kenemore is the principal advisor to the commander on good order and discipline, health and wellness, readiness, professional development, and training of the unit’s enlisted personnel.     

Chief Kenemore entered the Air Force in December 1998. His background includes various assignments with Air Force Bands and in Professional Military Education. During his career, he has deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Oman, Qatar, Turkmenistan, and the UAE.

EDUCATION:
2006 Noncommissioned Officer’s Academy
2009 Applied Associates of Science, Community College of the Air Force
2009 Associates of Science, Grantham University, Missouri
2009 Senior Noncommissioned Officer’s Academy (correspondence)
2010 Bachelor of Science, Grantham University, Missouri
2012 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education
2012 Senior Noncommissioned Officer’s Academy (in-residence)
2013 Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force
2013 Security Cooperation Management Training Officer Course, Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management
2014 Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course
2014 Protocol Fundamentals Course, Air University
2015 Applied Associates of Science, Instructor of Technology and Military Science, Community College of the Air Force
2015 Masters of Business Administration, Oklahoma State University
2016 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II
2016 International Affairs Certification, Department of the Air Force
2017 Chief Leadership Course

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. December 1998 – February 1999, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, TX
2. February 1999 – December 2002, Audio Engineer, USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott Air Force Base, IL
3. January 2003 – August 2009, NCOIC Recording Productions, USAF Academy Band, Peterson Air Force Base, CO
4. August 2009 – February 2014, Superintendent/First Sergeant, USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott Air Force Base, IL
5. March 2014 – May 2017, Director of Education, Kisling Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun Air Station, Germany
6. June 2017 – June 2020, Chief Enlisted Manager, USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott Air Force Base, IL
7. July 2020 – Present, Chief Enlisted Manager, USAF Academy Band, Peterson Air Force Base, CO

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATION:
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION:
Chief Master Sergeant – 1 April 2017

(Current as of Jan 2019)