Tech Sergeant Andrew Clemenson

TSgt Andrew P. Clemenson is the NCOIC of Final Approach at the USAF Band of the Pacific, Yokota AB, Japan. He is the drummer and bandleader for a 7 member music performance team that travels across the Pacific theater.
 
TSgt Clemenson entered the Air Force in August of 2013 after winning a percussion audition with the Band of Mid-America at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. After completing Basic Military Training he joined the Band of Mid-America where he performed on drums and percussion and was a productions and supply clerk. He joined the USAF Band of the Pacific in 2016, where he has performed on drums and percussion and held a variety of administrative roles including computer shop lead, unit training manager, and assistant director of operations.
 
Prior to enlisting in the Air Force, TSgt Clemenson earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Concordia College in 2010 and was an active performer, educator, and audio engineer in the Fargo, ND area.
 
EDUCATION
2010 Bachelor of Music, Instrumental Performance- Percussion, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota
2017 Graduate, Airmen Leadership School, Yokota Air Base, Japan
2017 Associates of Arts, Music, Community College of the Air Force
2020 Graduate, Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Kadena AB, Japan
 
ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 2013 – July 2016, Regional Band, Percussion, USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, Illinois
2. July 2016 – March 2021, Regional Band, Percussion, USAF Band of the Pacific, Yokota AB, Japan
3. March 2021 - Present, NCOIC, Music Performance Team, USAF Band of the Pacific, Yokota AB, Japan
 
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
 
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2018 Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs
2017 John L. Levitow Award, Airman Leadership School
2017 Airman of the 1st Quarter, Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs
2015 Outstanding Communications Airman, USAF Band of the Pacific
2015 Airman of the 2nd Quarter, Air Mobility Command Public Affairs
 
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class August 27, 2013
Senior Airman December 27, 2015
Staff Sergeant August 1, 2017
Technical Sergeant July 1, 2020
 
Current as of October 2021