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David Vittetoe

Master Sergeant David Vittetoe is a percussionist with the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, Illinois.

Sergeant Vittetoe was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. He studied percussion at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He finished his degree from Liberty University, Virginia and graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Multi-Disciplinary Studies.

Sergeant Vittetoe entered the Air Force in May 1994 as a member of the 572 Air National Guard Band of the Smokey Mountains. He joined the active duty Air Force in January of 1998 when he was assigned to the USAF Heritage of America Band at Langley AFB, VA where he was a featured percussion soloist. In January of 2000 he was then assigned to the USAF Heartland of America Band at Offutt AFB, Nebraska. There he was featured twice as soloist with the Concert Band and the drummer for popular music ensembles "Night Wing" and "Looking Glass". In July 2005 Sergeant Vittetoe was assigned to the USAF Band of the Pacific - Hawaii as drummer for the popular music group "Hana Hou". In July 2008 Sergeant Vittetoe was assigned to the Band of the USAF Reserve, Robins AFB, GA. There he performed with the Concert Band, Jazz Band, Pipe Band and drummer with the popular music group "High Flight". In July 2013 he began his current assignment with the USAF Band of Mid America where has performed with the concert band, Starlifter and Roots in Blue. Sergeant Vittetoe also plays bagpipes for ceremonial functions in addition to his percussion duties.

Master Sergeant Vittetoe's professional credits include work with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, Oak Ridge Symphony, Omaha Community Playhouse and St. Louis Wind Symphony.  He also performed with the Knoxville Pipes and Drums.  He has performed with such artists as Winona Judd, Take Six, Amy Grant, Little Big Town, Leanne Womack and Diamond Rio.

Sergeant Vittetoe's military awards and decorations include the Air Force Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf clusters, the National Defense Service medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Education:
1992-1997 Attended University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2001 Airman Leadership School Offutt AFB, NE
2009 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, FL
2011 BS Multi-Disciplinary Studies, Liberty University, Virginia
2011 Community College of the Air Force, Music
2013 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Course 14

Assignments:
August 1994-December 1997 572 Air National Guard band of the Smokey Mountains, McGhee Tyson ANGB, TN
January 1998-December 1999 USAF Heritage of America Band, Langley AFB, VA
January 2000-June 2005 USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, NE
July 2005-July 2008 USAF Band of the Pacific, HI
August 2008-June 2013 Band of the USAF Reserve, Robins AFB, GA
July 2013-Present USAF Band of Mid America, Scott AFB, IL

Major Awards and Decorations:
Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with three oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Other Achievements:
Band of the USAF Reserve Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter Apr-Jun 09

Effective Dates of Promotion:
Airman First Class 6 January 1998
Senior Airman 6 May 2000
Staff Sergeant 1 April 2002
Technical Sergeant 1 December 2008
Master Sergeant 1 September 2014