Staff Sergeant MeLan Smartt is a Regional Band Journeyman assigned to The United States Air Force Band of Flight, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. She performs her musical duties as a vocalist with the unit’s popular musical ensemble, “Flight One”. Additionally, she also serves as Social Media Manager for the unit’s publicity team.
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 of May 2022)
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