Band Officer

We celebrate and esteem our Airmen, their achievements and our nation through music. Infusing patriotism and ceremony into every performance, Band Officers uphold world-class standards for all military and civilian performances. Whether it’s for a notable accomplishment, building a cultural bridge or to enhance morale, Band Officers are responsible for honing the skills of Air Force band personnel as well as bringing ceremony, feeling and ambience to all of their performances.

Relevant Interests and Skills

  • Arts Humanity

Career Tasks

  1. Lead Air Force bands through training and organization.
  2. Serve as musical conductor as the events call for it.
  3. Manage Air Force band activities, including personnel, equipment, maintenance and budget.
  4. Recruit and evaluate potential new band members and officers.
  5. Coordinate band plans and activities with senior leaders and public affairs offices.

Service Commitment A Duty and an Honor

After completing all Air Force ROTC and academic degree requirements, cadets accept a commission as second lieutenants in the Air Force or Space Force, appointed by the President of the United States. The length of your initial service commitment depends on your career. Most officers have a four-year, active-duty service commitment. Pilots have a 10-year, active-duty service commitment, and both Combat System Officers and Air Battle Managers have a six-year service commitment upon completion of their respective training. Nursing graduates accept a commission in the Air Force Nurse Corps and serve four years on active duty after completing their licensing examination.

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