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Senior Master Sergeant David McCormick

Senior Master Sergeant David P. McCormick currently serves as the Superintendent for the United States Air Forces in Europe Band, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. He assists with management of the 45-member squadron in support of USAFE-AFAFRICA initiatives including building and preserving partnerships through official multi-national military, and international community outreach events.

SMSgt McCormick joined the United States Air Force in March 2001. After completing basic military training, he was assigned to the USAF Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. In June 2004, he was reassigned to the USAF Band of the Pacific-Alaska. During this assignment, SMSgt McCormick performed in the countries of Afghanistan, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Qatar while deployed in support of OPERATIONS ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. In June 2011, he started a position with the Air Force Academy Band, Peterson AFB, CO, where he served as the NCOIC of Music Arranging, Travel Resources, and the Stellar Brass ensemble.  From July 2016 to October 2018, SMSgt McCormick served as the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the Cadet Drum and Bugle Corps at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado.  As such, he was responsible for the musical training and performance of the 75-piece Cadet Drum and Bugle Corps and provided all logistical planning for the group, including TDY planning for off-base performances.  From April 2017 to October 2017 he was deployed as the Force Protection Program Manager for the 332d Expeditionary Wing to an undisclosed AFCENT location in support of OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE. In 2018 SMSgt McCormick returned to the United States Air Force Academy Band where he served as their Director of Operations.

EDUCATION
2000 Bachelor of Music, Ithaca College
2005 Airman Leadership School
2006 Associate’s Degree, Community College of the Air Force
2010 Non-commissioned Officer Academy
2012 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course
2018 Air Force Senior Non-commissioned Offer Academy
2018 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II Course

ASSIGNMENTS
1. May 2001-June 2004; Trombonist, USAF Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
2. June 2004 – June 2011; Trombonist, Air Force Band of the Pacific, Elmendorf AFB, AK
3. June 2011 – July 2016; Trombonist, USAF Academy Band, Peterson AFB, CO
4. July 2016-October 2018; NCOIC Cadet Drum and Bugle Corps, USAF Academy Cadet Wing, USAF Academy CO
5. April 2017-October 2017; Force Protection Program Manager, 332d Air Expeditionary Wing, Undisclosed Location-AFCENT
6. October 2018 – August 2020; Superintendent, USAF Academy Band, Peterson AFB, CO
7. August 2020 – present; Superintendent, United States Air Forces in Europe Band, Ramstein AB, Germany

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Air Force Special Duty Ribbon

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Senior NCO Academy Distinguished Graduate, 2018
NCO Academy Levitow Award, 2010
Airman Leadership School Levitow Award, 2005

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Senior Master Sergeant, June 2019

(Current as of September 2020)