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Staff Sergeant Geoffrey Fisher

Staff Sergeant Geoffrey D. Fisher performs as a vocalist in the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. In addition to his musical duties, he serves as the Emergency Management Representative for the unit.

Sergeant Fisher hails from Twin Falls, Idaho. He originally entered the Air Force in 1996 as an Aerospace Ground Equipment Journeyman. His musical background in Idaho included winning placement in the Idaho All-State Choir, singing in church choirs, and performing upright bass for the Magic Valley Symphony Orchestra. After touring with the Air Force's Tops in Blue, Sergeant Fisher decided he wanted to perform full time, and won an audition for the Air Force Band of Flight, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio.

He has performed for one president, several Apollo astronauts, John Travolta, and numerous Air Force senior leaders and heads of state while stationed in Europe.

EDUCATION:

1997 Aerospace Ground Equipment Technical Training School, 361st Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2001 Airman Leadership School, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. March 1997 - March 2001  A.G.E. Mechanic, 62nd Maintenance Squadron, McChord AFB, Wash.
2. March 2001 - August 2005  Vocalist, USAF Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. August 2005 - August 2009  Vocalist, United States Air Forces in Europe Band, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
4. October 2009 - July 2012  Vocalist, USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, Calif.
5. July 2012 - July 2015  Vocalist, USAF Band of the Pacific-Asia, Yokota AB, Japan
6. July 2015 - Present  Vocalist, USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, Neb.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
AF Outstanding Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster
AF Organizational Excellence Award with one oak leaf cluster
AF Good Conduct Medal with five oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:

Airman Basic August 7, 1996
Airman February 7, 1997
Airman First Class December 7, 1997
Senior Airman August 7, 1999
Staff Sergeant January 1,  2002

(Current as of October 2015)