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Senior Master Sergeant Kristen Hammiel

Senio Master Sergeant Kristen Hammiel is a flutist with the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, where she performs in the Concert Band and Ceremonial Band. MSgt Hammiel holds a Master of Music degree from Webster University and a Bachelor of Music from James Madison University in Flute Performance and Music Education. She also holds a Master of Business in Administration from McKendree University. Kristen’s primary teachers are Carol Noe, Peter Lloyd, Jan Gippo and Mark Sparks. She currently serves as the Section Chief of Administration. 

1994 - Bachelor of Music Performance and Music Education-James Madison University
2013 - Master of Music- Webster University
2019 - Master of Business Administration-McKendree University

June 1994 – August 1994, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
August 1994-June 1996, USAF Heritage of America Band, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia
June 1996-August 2004, USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
June 2006-August 2011,571st Air National Guard Band of the Central States, St. Louis, Missouri
Augst 2011-November 2023, 566th Air National Guard Band of the Midwest, Peoria, Illinois
November 2023 - Present, USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois 


Master Sergeant-8 April 2018
Senior Master Sergeant 4 April 2022
Master Sergeant – 8 April 2018
Technical Sergeant – 4 November 2011
Staff Sergeant – 23 Oct 2009
Senior Airmen – 24 July 1997
Airman First Class – 24 July1994

(Current as of February 2024)