Staff Sergeant Alex Liu Macias

Staff Sergeant Alex Liu Macias is a native of Guayaquil, Ecuador. He received his Master of Music in Jazz Studies from Indiana University in 2017. In November of 2017 Sergeant Liu Macias joined the Air Force and was assigned to the Band of the West, Lackland AFB, TX.  Prior to his current assignment at the Band of the West, Sergeant Liu Macias served eight years in the Air National Guard. He is currently the guitarist for the rock/pop ensemble “Top Flight”.
 

EDUCATION:

2017: Master of Music in Jazz Studies, Indiana University

2015: Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, Indiana University

2014: Airman Leadership School, McGhee Tyson ANGB, TN
 


ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Apr 2009 - Aug 2011, 562nd Air Force Band, 146th Airlift Wing, CA

2. Sept 2009 - Dec 2009, student, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, TX

3. Aug 2011 - May 2015, 181st Force Support Squadron, 181st Intelligence Wing, IN

4. May 2015 - Nov 2017, 566th Air Force Band, 182nd Airlift Wing, IL
5. Nov 2017 – Present, Top Flight, Band of the West, JBSA-Lackland, TX


MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Air Force Achievement Medal

Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster

National Defense Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal


EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION:
Staff Sergeant 27 Nov 2017