Staff Sergeant Nicole Zettlemoyer

Staff Sergeant Nicole Zettlemoyer is a native of East Hanover, NJ. She received her Master’s Degree in Music Education from Boston University in 2017. In January of 2014, Sergeant Zettlemoyer joined the Marine Corps and was assigned to Marine Corps Band New Orleans.  In the Marines, Sergeant Zettlemoyer was a Martial Arts Instructor, NCOIC of Operations, Squad Leader, and Woodwind Group Leader.  After finishing her tour with the band, she left the active duty ranks and worked for the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio.  In December, 2018, SSgt Zettlemoyer completed the prior sister service course and reentered the active duty ranks with the Band of the West.  Zettlemoyer remains an active freelance musician, performing with various orchestras throughout Texas. In her spare time, Sergeant Pompei likes to powerlift and bake.

2013: Bachelors of Music in Music Education and Bassoon Performance, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2017: Masters of Music in Music Education, Boston University

1. January 2014 – April 2014, Student, Marine Corps Boot Camp, Paris Island, SC
2. April 2014 – May 2014, Marine Corps Combat Training, Camp Johnson, SC
3. May 2014 – October 2014, The Basic School of Music, JEB Little Creek, VA
4. October 2014 – January 2018, Musician, Marine Corps Band New Orleans, LA  
5. December 2018 – Present, Musician, Band of the West, JBSA-Lackland, Texas

Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Air Force Humanitarian Service Medal

October 2014 – Naval School of Music Honor Graduate
April 2020 - Airman Leadership School, Distinguished Graduate
December 2020 - Outstanding Unit Award

Staff Sergeant - 1 February 2020 

Last updated 04 Nov 2019