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Outstanding Military Musician Award John Philip Sousa Foundation
John Philip Sousa Foundation

Award Recipients

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Recipients of the Finley R. Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award will receive the Official Certificate validated by the John Philip Sousa Foundation, will have their name listed on the Official Database, and the Commander / Officer in Charge will be given the opportunity to publicly recognize their outstanding musician.

2013 Recipients

U.S. Army
Sergeant Redentor Aledia
10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Band
Fort Drum, New York
U.S. Army
Staff Sergeant Thomas Allport
338th United States Army Reserve Command Band
Livonia, Michigan
U.S. Air Force
Senior Airman Kristian Baarsvik
Air Force Band of Mid-America
Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
U.S. Army
Staff Sergeant Philip Bleinberger
US Army Signal Corps Band
Fort Gordon, Georgia
U.S. Navy
Petty Officer First Class Benjamin Bokor
United States Naval Academy Band
Annapolis, Maryland
U.S. Army
Staff Sergeant Tony Buzzella
The United States Army Japan Band
Camp Zama, Japan
U.S. Army
Sergeant Michael Cohen
323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own"
Fort Sam Houston, Texas
U.S. Army
Specialist Christopher Cotten
1st Infantry Division Band
Fort Riley, Kansas
U.S. Army
Sergeant Miguel Davis
9th Army "Artic Warrior" Band
Fort Wainwright, Alaska
U.S. Airforce
Technical Sergeant Matthew Erickson
United States Air Force Band of the West
San Antonio, Texas
U.S. Army
Staff Sergeant Christine Fiske
202nd Army Band, Kentucky Army National Guard
Frankfort, Kentucky
U.S. Navy
Petty Officer Third Class Jason Gay
Pacific Fleet Band
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
U.S. Marine Corps
Sergeant John Geary
III Marine Expeditionary Force Band
Okinawa, Japan
U.S. Army
Specialist Jasmine Gonzalez
77th United States Army Band, "The Pride of Ft. Sill!"
Fort Sill, Oklahoma
U.S. Air Force
Staff Sergeant Troy Griffin
United States Air Force Band of the Pacific-Hawaii
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
U.S. Army
Sergeant Christian Hansen
United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence Band
Fort Benning, Georgia
U.S. Navy
Petty Officer Third Class Robert Heath
Seventh Fleet Band
Yokosuka, Japan
U.S. Navy
Petty Officer Second Class Marc Heskett
Navy Band Southeast
Jacksonville, Florida
U.S. Navy
Petty Officer Second Class Gregory Hoff
Navy Band Southwest
San Diego, California
U.S. Army
Specialist Matthew Hooker
56th Army Band
Fort Lewis, Washington
U.S. Navy
Petty Officer Third Class Jason Jackson
Navy Band New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
U.S. Navy
Petty Officer Third Class Kristen Jacobsen
Navy Band Great Lakes
Great Lakes, Illinois
U.S. Navy
Petty Officer First Class Krista Koester
United States Naval Forces Europe Band
Naples, Italy
U.S. Army
Staff Sergeant Aubrey Lafosse
The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own"
Washington, DC
U.S. Air Force
Senior Airman Isaac Lamar
United States Air Force Band of the Golden West
Travis Air Force Base, California
U.S. Army
Sergeant Brian Lydeen
132d Army Band
Madison, Wisconsin
U.S. Army
Sergeant Andrew Maki
39th Army Band, New Hampshire National Guard
Manchester, New Hampshire
U.S. Coast Guard
Petty Officer First Class Noel Marcano
The United States Coast Guard Band
New London, Conneticut
U.S. Army
Specialist Cortney Martin
392nd Army Band
Fort Lee, Virginia
U.S. Army
Staff Sergeant David Moose
338th Army Band - Ohio Element
Whitehall, Ohio
U.S. Army
Specialist James Old
98th Army "Silver Wings" Band
Fort Rucker, Alabama
U.S. Army
Staff Sergeant Daniel Ord
United States Army Europe Band & Chorus
Sembach, Germany
U.S. Army
Staff Sergeant Alice Park
United States Military Intelligence Corps Band
Fort Huachuca, Arizona
U.S. Air Force
Technical Sergeant Benjamin Park
The United States Air Force Band
Washington, DC
U.S. Army
Specialist Travis Poole
399th Army Band
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
U.S. Army
Specialist Juan Quinones-Pagan
United States Army Ground Forces Band
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
U.S. Army
Staff Sergeant Rodolfo Rendon
Army Music Noncommissioned Officer Academy, United States Army School of Music
Virginia Beach, Virginia
U.S. Marine Corps
Staff Sergeant Jarrid Riggs
Marine Band San Diego
San Diego, California
U.S. Army
Staff Sergeant Glenn Robertson
The United States Army Field Band
Washington, DC
U.S. Navy
Petty Officer Third Class Keyondra Ruth
Navy Band Mid-South
Millington, Tennessee
U.S. Navy
Petty Officer First Class Christopher Sams
Navy Band Northeast
Newport, Rhode Island
U.S. Air Force
Staff Sergeant Anthony Schmaus
United States Air Force Band of the Pacific
Yokota Air Base, Japan
U.S. Army
Staff Sergeant Holly Schultz
Training and Doctrine Command Band
Fort Eustis, Virginia
U.S. Navy
Petty Officer First Class Scott Shepherd
The United States Navy Band
Washington, DC
U.S. Air Force
Technical Sergeant Richard Vasquez
United States Air Force Heritage of America Band
Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia
U.S. Air Force
Technical Sergeant Gerald Welker
The United States Air Force Academy Band
Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
U.S. Marine Corps
Sergeant Erich Woolley
3D Marine Aircraft Wing Band
San Diego, California


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