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Joe Tersero

Chief Master Sgt. (Retired) Joe Tersero is a Unit Program Coordinator with the United States Air Force Band. Originally from Killeen, Texas, his Air Force career began with the Tactical Air Command Band at Langley AFB, Virginia in 1984. He was accepted into the United States Air Force Band in 1989, as Chief Music Librarian and section bassoonist/contrabassoonist, roles he served in until 2011 when he was selected as the Band's Chief Enlisted Manager. He retired from active duty in 2012.

Prior to returning to the Band in 2019 in his current role, Chief Tersero worked as Music Librarian at the George Mason School of Music, Fairfax, VA followed by a follow-on appointment as Special Assistant to the Director, National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, VA.

Mr. Tersero earned a Bachelor's degree in music performance from the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA.