Leadership


CSM Daniel P. Welch
CSM Daniel P. Welch
Commandant
MSG Scott Boyle
MSG Scott Boyle
Deputy Commandant
SFC Kristin Chandler SLC Small Group Leader
SFC Kristin Chandler
SLC Small Group Leader
SFC Leanne Raley SLC Small Group Leader
SFC Leanne Raley
SLC Small Group Leader
SFC Clint Valnes SLC Small Group Leader
SFC Clint Valnes
SLC Small Group Leader
SFC Brian Adamski
SFC Brian Adamski
ALC Small Group Leader
SSG Stephen Brinkman
SSG Stephen Brinkman
ALC Small Group Leader
SSG Robert Chambers
SSG Robert Chambers
ALC Small Group Leader
SSG Andrei Osipov
SSG Andrei Osipov
ALC Small Group Leader

Biographies

Command Sergeant Major Daniel P. Welch

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CSM Welch was born in Almeria, Spain and grew up in the Atlanta, Georgia area. CSM Welch enlisted in the U.S. Army in November of 2001, completing Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and Advanced Individual Training at the U.S. Army School of Music at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. His previous duty assignments include the 36th Army Band, Fort Huachuca, Arizona; the United States Army Europe Band and Chorus, Heidelberg, Germany; the 1st Armored Division Band, Wiesbaden, Germany; the United States Army Japan Band, Camp Zama, Japan; the 8th Army Band, Yongsan, South Korea; as First Sergeant at the 282d Army Band, Fort Jackson, South Carolina and the United States Army Japan Band. His most recent assignment was as Band Sergeant Major for the 1st Cavalry Division Band, Fort Cavazos, Texas. In 2010, as part of the 1st AD Band, CSM Welch deployed to Camp Liberty, Iraq for 12-months in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.

CSM Welch’s military education includes the Basic Leader Course, where he was the Distinguished Honor Graduate, along with the Advanced and Senior Leader Courses, Safety Officer Course, Master Resiliency Trainer Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course, and Battalion Pre-Command Course. CSM Welch is a Commandant's List graduate of Sergeant Major Course Class 72 at the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence, Fort Bliss Texas.

CSM Welch’s military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (6th award), Army Commendation Medal (5th Award), Army Achievement Medal (9th Award), Meritorious Unit Citation, Iraq Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, the Korean Defense Service Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal. Additionally, he has earned both the German Marksmanship (Bronze) and Physical Fitness (Gold) Badges. CSM Welch has led his music performance teams to win two Army-level awards in 2012 and 2013. In 2012, he was named Army Music’s Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. CSM Welch was also inducted into Camp Zama’s “Ichi Dan” Chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club in 2014.

CSM Welch holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Berry College in Rome, Georgia, and a Master of Business Administration from Webster University. He is an avid runner, having completed 21 full and ultra-marathons, including the 2017 JFK 50-mile in Boonsboro, Maryland. CSM Welch is married to Ms. Elyse Welch, of Seoul, South Korea.


MSG Scott Boyle

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Born in the Bronx, New York, MSG Boyle grew up in eastern Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2004 and joined the Army the next year. He served with the 282d Army Band at Fort Jackson, South Carolina; the 2nd Infantry Division Band in Uijeongbu, Republic of Korea; the Directorate of Training and Doctrine at the U.S. Army School of Music; the 82nd Airborne Division Band and Chorus; "Fort Sam's Own" 323d Army Band at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, and the Noncommissioned Officer Academy at the U.S. Army School of Music. MSG Boyle is married to Dr. Jamie Boyle and has two children, of which he is very proud.


SFC Kristin Chandler

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SFC Kristin Chandler is a piano player originally from Kingston, New York. She enlisted in the Army in 2004 and has since been stationed at the 434th Army Band (Fort Gordon, Georgia), the 8th United States Army Band (Yongsan, Korea), the 434th Army Band (Fort Gordon, Georgia), the 36th/62nd Arny Band (Fort Huachuca, Arizona), the 3rd Infantry Division Band (Fort Stewart, Georgia), the 282d Army Band (Fort Jackson, South Carolina), the 282d Army Band Detachment 1 (Fort Gordon, GA), the 1st Cavalry Division Band (Fort Cavazos, Texas), and The Army Bands Noncommissioned Officer Academy at the United States Army School of Music. SFC Chandler’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lebanon Valley College (Annville, Pennsylvania), and a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Development and Leadership from the University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, Texas). SFC Chandler enjoys running, cycling, hiking, and spending time outdoors with her dog.


SFC Leanne Raley

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SFC Leanne Raley is a flute player originally from Arlington, Texas. She enlisted in the Army in 2003 and has since been stationed at the 56th Army Band (Fort Lewis, Washington), the 2d Infantry Division Band (Camp Red Cloud, Korea), the 1st Cavalry Division Band (Fort Cavazos, Texas), the Army Materiel Command Band (Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland), the 8th Army Band (Seoul, Korea), the 77th Army Band (Fort Sill, Oklahoma), the 323d Army Band (Fort Sam Houston, Texas), and the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band (Fort Eustis, Virginia). SFC Raley's civilian education includes an AS in Mathematics, a BS in Accounting, and an MS in Accounting (Taxation). In her spare time, SFC Raley enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and dog. She also enjoys lifting weights, running, and drinking coffee.


SFC Clint Valnes

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SFC Clint C. Valnes, from Sisseton, South Dakota, enlisted in the Army in 2008 and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, SC. He attended Advanced Individual Training at the US Army School of Music, and upon graduation was awarded the MOS 42R9E, Trombone Player.

His duty assignments include: 82nd Airborne Division Band, Ft. Bragg NC; 1st Corps Band, Joint Base Lewis McChord WA; 77th Army Band Ft. Sill, OK; 1st Corps Band, Joint Base Lewis McChord WA; 399th Army Band Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. He is currently stationed at the US Army School of Music NCO Academy, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, where he serves as a Senior Leader Course Small Group Leader.

SFC Valnes’ military education includes the Common Faculty Development – Instructor Course, Cadre Training Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Senior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, Bus Driver's Course, and Basic Leader Course.

SFC Valnes has toured the nation with multiple Army ensembles as well as serving 13 months in Afghanistan from 2009-2010 with the 82nd Airborne Division Band. He currently resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with his wife, Candice, of 15 years, and their 11-year-old son, Eric.


SFC Brian Adamski

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SFC Brian R. Adamski, a native of Chicago, Illinois, enlisted in the Army in 2004 and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He attended Advanced Individual Training at the US Army School of Music, and upon graduation was awarded the MOS 42R9D, French Horn Player.

His duty assignments include: 1st Armored Division Band, "Iron Soldiers," Weisbaden, Germany; the United States Europe AF Band & Chorus, "Sword of Freedom," Heidelberg, Germany; the US Army Ground Forces Band, "Freedom's Guardian," Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; the 56th Army Band, "America's Corps," Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; the 8th Army Band, "Kapshi-Kaphshida," Camp Humphries, South Korea; the 9th Army Band, "Arctic Warriors," Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska. He is currently stationed at the US Army School of Music NCO Academy, "Pride, Service, Music," Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, where he serves as Advanced Leader Course Small Group Leader.

SFC Adamski’s military education includes the Common Faculty Development – Instructor Course, Cadre Training Course, SHARP Foundation Course (D-SAACP), Senior Leader Course (DHG), Advanced Leader Course, RAID-A System Operator Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, Tactical Vehicle Driver's Course, and Basic Leader Course

SFC Adamski has toured the U.S. multiple times with The United States Army Field Band & Soldier’s Chorus and was a student of Ethel Merker of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Randall Faust, and Professor Emeritus Roger Collins of Western Illinois University. He resides in Duvall, Washington, with his wife, Amy, of 23 years, and their 12-year-old son, Carter.


SSG Stephen Brinkman

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SSG Steve Brinkman is originally from Milwaukee, WI, enlisted in the army in 2009 and attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, SC.  He attended Advanced Individual Training at the US Army School of Music, and upon graduation was awarded the MOS 42R9M, Percussion Player.

His duty assignments include: the 10th Mountain Division Band, Fort Drum, NY, with one deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom; the 8th Army Band, Yongsan Garrison, Seoul, South Korea; the Military Intelligence Corps Band, Fort Huachuca, Arizona; the TRADOC Band, Fort Eustis, Virginia; and the 1st Armored Division Band, Fort Bliss, Texas.  He is currently stationed at the US Army School of Music NCO Academy, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story where he serves as Advanced Leader Course Small Group Leader. 

SSG Brinkman’s military education includes the Common Faculty Development-Instructor Course, Cadre Training Course, Advanced Leader Course, Unit Armorer, NBC Defense, MRT, MFT, EO, and Basic Leader Course.

SSG Brinkman holds a MS in Human Resource Management from Thomas Edison State University, Trenton, NJ and a BM from that same institution. 


SSG Robert Chambers

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SSG Charles Robert Chambers was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia and received a Bachelor of Business Administration – Management and a Minor in Music from the University of Georgia. After enlisting in the Army in 2017, he served with the 1st Infantry Division Band (Ft. Riley, Kansas), the USAREUR-AF Band and Chorus (Sembach, Germany), and the US Army School of Music (Virginia Beach, Virginia), where he currently serves as Advanced Leader Course Small Group Leader.

SSG Chambers’ military education includes the USASOM Common Faculty Development – Instructor Course, Air Assault Course, Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, and Combat Lifesaver Course. Aside from practicing and performing on his primary ASI (9B – Trumpet), SSG Chambers enjoys various outdoor activities (running, hiking, camping), traveling, lifting weights, watching movies, and reading.


SSG Andrei Osipov

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SSG Andrei Osipov is originally from Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. He moved to the United States in 2013, enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2014 from Charlotte, NC and attended Basic Combat Training in Fort Jackson, SC. He attended Advanced Individual Training at the U.S. Army School of Music, and, upon graduation, was awarded the MOS 42R9T, Guitar Player.

His duty assignments include: the 1st Infantry Division Band, Fort Riley, KS (first tour), with one combat deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Inherent Resolve; the Eighth US Army Band, Pyeongtaek, South Korea; and the 1st Infantry Division Band, Fort Riley, KS (second tour), with an operational deployment in support of Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine, Grafenwöhr, Germany, where he served as a linguist and linguist section Platoon Sergeant in support of training of Armed Forces of Ukraine. He is currently stationed at the U.S. Army School of Music NCO Academy, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, where he serves as an Advanced Leader Course Small Group Leader.

SSG Osipov’s military education includes Senior Leader Course (CL), DA Retention Training, Field Sanitation, Advanced Leader Course (DHG), Unit Movement Officer, TC-AIMS, Ammo Handler, Unit Armorer, Combatives Level 1, Basic Leader Course (CL).

SSG Osipov is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a bachelor’s degree in music production. SSG Osipov is fluent in the Russian language and has advanced knowledge of Ukrainian and Romanian languages.


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