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Chief Master Sergeant John Gohl

Chief Master Sergeant John P. Gohl is the Band Manager for the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America at Scott AFB IL. Chief Gohl is originally from Moorhead, MN.  He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Trombone Performance and Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado, graduating magna cum laude.  Chief Gohl studied trombone with Robert Bailey, Edward Huttlin, Buddy Baker, John Daley, and William Nicholls.  He was a member of the Xalapa, Casper, and Cheyenne Symphony Orchestras and performed with the Breckenridge Music Institute Chamber Orchestra and Brass Quintet for four seasons before enlisting in the Air Force in 1987.

Chief Gohl's first assignment was to the Air Force Academy Band where he
performed as trombonist in the Marching Band, Concert Band, and Stellar
Brass for 24 years before serving his unit as the band's manager.   In early
2014, he volunteered for and was selected to be the enlisted leader of the
Air Force Band of Mid-America.

EDUCATION
1979 Diploma, Moorhead Senior High School, Moorhead, Minnesota
1984 Bachelor of Music Degree, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
1994 NCO Academy, Peterson AFB, Colorado
2000 Associates Degree, Music, Community College of the Air Force
2003 USAF Senior NCO Academy, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2009 Senior Enlisted Joint PME Course (non-residence), Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA
2010 Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

ASSIGNMENTS
October 1987 - United States Air Force Academy Band, United States Air Force Academy and Peterson AFB, Colorado
February 2014 - United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, IL

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant - February 1, 2011