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Master Sergeant JIMMY WEBER

Master Sergeant Jimmy Weber is the First Sergeant for the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. As First Sergeant, he exercises general supervision over all assigned enlisted personnel and is the personal advisor to the commander for all matters concerning enlisted members. He is also guitarist and vocalist with The Noteables jazz ensemble.

Sergeant Weber grew up in Alexandria, S.D., and entered the Air Force in July 1987. During his career, he has performed for the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Secretary of the Air Force and the Governors of Nebraska, Alaska and South Dakota. He was a member of the Desert Band, the only Air Force Band to perform throughout the entire theater of operations during Operation Desert Shield. Other Air Force musical highlights include an appearance on the Nashville Network's, "Nashville Now," and shows with John Denver, LeAnn Rimes and the Beach Boys.

Sergeant Weber has performed as opening act for Tim McGraw, Clint Black, Kenny Rogers and Sara Evans. He has volunteered with both the USO and Stars for Stripes, traveling with Wayne Newton, Neil McCoy, Jolie Edwards, Craig Morgan and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, performing for our troops in Iraq, Kuwait and Bahrain.

1990 Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course, Offutt AFB, Neb.
1993 Airman Leadership School, Offutt AFB, Neb.
1994 Associate of Applied Science degree in music, Community College of the Air Force
1995 Bachelor of Science degree in human resource management, Grace University, Omaha, Neb.
2001 John L. Levitow Award, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Lackland AFB, Texas
2002 Academic Excellence Award, Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence

1. July 1987 - September 1987, trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. September 1987 - February 1996, USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, Neb.
3. February 1996 - February 1999, USAF Band of the Pacific, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
4. March 1999 - present, USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, Neb.

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal

1995 Air Combat Command Heartland of America Band Airman of the Year
2001 USAF Heartland of America Band Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
2001 ACC Band Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
2001 USAF Public Affairs Band Noncommissioned Officer of the Year

Airman First Class 16 May 1988
Senior Airman 16 July 1990
Staff Sergeant 1 Jan 1996
Technical Sergeant 1 July 2000
Master Sergeant 1 July 2003

(Current as of May 2007)