Staff Sergeant MeLan Smartt is a Regional Band vocalist assigned to The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, Scott Air Force Base, IL. Previously SSgt Smartt served at the Band of Flight, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Sergeant Smartt enlisted in the United States Air Force 13 February 2018 and graduated basic training in April of 2018. Prior to her enlistment, she was a freelance vocalist and songwriter. This work included private and public events, as well as studio recordings. In addition to performing, she taught Music Appreciation, Music Theory, and was a High School Choral Director and Department Head of Voice in Detroit, MI.
2013 Bachelors’ Degree in Music, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
1. April 2016 - present, Regional Band, Vocalist, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman Basic 13 February 2018
Airman First Class 16 April 2018
Senior Airman 15 June 2020
Staff Sergeant 1 April 2022
(Current as August 2022)