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Technical Sergeant David Dormeus

Technical Sergeant David Dormeus is the Staff Arranger and Composer for the United States Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia, Yokota Air Base, Japan. He is responsible for providing custom musical arrangements and original compositions in a variety of genres for five music performance teams. TSgt Dormeus also works directly with the Air Force Public Affairs Agency and Air and Space Forces Intellectual Property Management Office to secure copyright permissions for arrangements, recordings and live and media performances. In previous roles in the unit, he has served as the Section Chief of Operations, a Trusted Agent, a Government Purchase Card Holder and Project Officer for securing visas and immigrations documents with the Indian Embassy. Prior to this assignment, Sergeant Dormeus served as the Staff Arranger and Composer for the USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis Air Force Base, California. His military career began in 2012 as a pianist in the United States Army, serving in the 3rd Infantry Division Army Band at Fort Stewart, Georgia and the 392nd Army Band, Fort Lee, Va.

In 2023, Sergeant Dormeus deployed as the primary French Interpreter and Cultural Liaison for the 768th

Expeditionary Air Base Squadron, Air Base 101, Niger, Africa. While there, he played a crucial role during the country’s coup d’état by translating essential diplomatic documents, interpreting numerous multinational meetings and offering invaluable intelligence analysis in a joint, multi-lateral environment.

A native of Montreal, Canada, Sergeant Dormeus earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the New School University, New York City, New York. As a freelance musician, he was worked with various artists including two recording projects with Grammy Award recording artist Donnie McClurkin and was the primary pianist for the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).

 

EDUCATION

2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts, New School University, New York, N.Y.

2012 Army Basic Military Training, Fort Jackson, S.C.

2013 Army Warrior Leadership Course, Fort Stuart, Ga.

2019 Airman Leadership School, Travis AFB, Ca.

2019 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, distance learning

2022 Air University Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium, Maxwell AFB, Al.

2024 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kadena AB, Japan

 

 ASSIGNMENTS

1. Apr 2012–Jun 2012, Trainee, Army Basic Military Training, Fort Jackson, S.C.

2. Sep 2012–Sep 2015, Army Band Pianist, 3rd Infantry Division Army Band, Fort Stewart, Ga.

3. Oct 2015–Jun 2018, Army Band Pianist, 392nd Army Band, Fort Lee, Va.

4. July 2018–Dec 2021, Regional Band Arranger, USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, Ca.

5. Jan 2022–present, Regional Band Arranger, USAF Band of the Pacific, Yokota AB, Japan

    (Deployed May-Oct 2023, French Interpreter and Cultural Liaison, 768th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron)

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal

Air and Space Commendation Medal

Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Army Achievement Medal

Air and Space Achievement Medal

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Good Conduct Medal with two loop devices

National Defense Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Air Force Longevity Service Award

USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster

Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle)

Army Service Ribbon

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2020 USAF Band of the Golden West, Musician of the Year

2020 CMSgt Morrell Media Awards, 1st Place (Large Instrumental Composition)

2021 CMSgt Morrell Media Awards, 1st Place (Small Instrumental Arrangement)

2022 USAF Band of the Pacific, NCO of the 2nd Quarter

2022 USAF Band of the Pacific, Musician of the 3rd Quarter

2022 USAF Band of the Pacific, NCO of the Year

2023 Air Force Culture and Language Center, Language Enabled Airman Scholar.

2023 768th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron, NCO of the 3rd Quarter

2023 USAF Band of the Pacific, NCO of the Year

2023 HQ PACAF/PA, NCO of the Year

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Specialist (USA)                        9 Apr 2012
Sergeant (USA)                         1 Jun 2017
Staff Sergeant (USAF)               13 Jul 2018
Technical Sergeant (USAF)       1 Jan 2022

 

(Current as of March 2024)