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Master Sergeant David Dell


Master Sergeant David Dell is a native of Williamsport, Maryland.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Commercial Music from Shenandoah University in 1994.  While there, he won the university's prestigious Jazz Performance Award, garnering national recognition.  In 2012, MSgt Dell graduated from Boston University with a Master of Science in Arts Administration.  In 1994, Sergeant Dell joined the US Air Force and was assigned to the Band of Liberty, Hanscom AFB, MA as an audio engineer and trumpeter.  He was reassigned to the Heritage of America Band, Langley AFB, VA in 2010 and then to US Air Forces in Europe Band, Ramstein AB, Germany in 2014. 

EDUCATION
Master of Science in Arts Administration, Boston University, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Science in Commercial Music, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
Noncommissioned Officers Academy, Lackland AFB, TX
Airman Leadership School, Hanscom AFB, MA

ASSIGNMENTS
November 1994, student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX
January 1995-December 2010, audio engineer/trumpet, Band of Liberty, Hanscom AFB, MA
December 2010-August 2014, trumpet, Heritage of America Band, Langley AFB, VA 
August 2014 - present, trumpet, US Air Forces in Europe Band, Ramstein AB, Germany

MAJOR AWARDS & DECORATIONS
Air Force Meritorious Service  Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Recognition Ribbon
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2007 Non-Commissioned Officer Communicator of the Year, Secretary of the Air Force/Public Affairs
2007 Non-Commissioned Officer Communicator of the Year, Air Force Materiel Command
2006 Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, Electronic Systems Center Head Quarters
2007 Distinguished Graduate, USAF Non-Commissioned Officer Academy
2000 John L. Levitow Award, Airman Leadership School


EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class   22 November 1994
Senior Airman   22 March 1997
Staff Sergeant   1 December 2000
Technical Sergeant   1 February 2006
Master Sergeant   1 March 2011