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Tour Director

Sergeant Major David L. Bullman Jr. §
Sergeant Major David Bullman is originally from Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Prior to joining The U.S. Army Field Band, SGM Bullman served in a variety of assignments throughout the Army, including the 8th Infantry Division Band, the 1st Armored Division Band, the 323rd Army Band, and the 76th Army Band. SGM Bullman has been deployed as part of Operation Joint Endeavor in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Educational Activities Coordinator

Master Sergeant Jason Stephens
Master Sergeant Jason Stephens earned a Master of Arts degree from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of South Florida. He served in the 392nd Army Band. MSG Stephens has worked as a middle school band director, tuba player for Walt Disney World, and adjunct professor of Tuba at Troy State University.

Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus Tour Coordinators

Master Sergeant Michelle Laska
Master Sergeant Michelle Laska was born in Meriden, Connecticut and grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland University College and an Associate of Arts degree in Music Education from Essex Community College. MSG Laska also attended Towson University and the Armed Forces School of Music. Enlisting in the Army in 1987 as a clarinetist, MSG Laska served with the 10th Mountain Division Band and the 229th Army Band before joining The U.S Army Field Band in 2000 as an Advance Tour Coordinator. In her free time, she enjoys reading, attending NASCAR races, and Baltimore Orioles games.
Staff Sergeant Todd Stubbs
Staff Sergeant Todd Stubbs served with the 62nd Army Band at Ft. Huachuca and the USAREUR Band and Chorus in Heidelberg, Germany. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from SUNY Potsdam, and also studied at McGill University in Montreal and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. SSG Stubbs joined The U.S. Army Field Band as a Tour Coordinator in 2013.

Jazz Ambassadors Tour Coordinators

Master Sergeant Adam Getz
Master Sergeant Adam Getz earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music from Lock Haven University. He served in the 389th Army Band at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland and the 8th Army Band in Seoul, Korea. MSG Getz serves as the Army Field Band Production Quality Control Team Leader, responsible for the accuracy of all the organization's publications. Outside of work his hobbies include playing ice hockey, traveling, and hiking.
Staff Sergeant Tyler Shultz
Staff Sergeant Tyler Shultz, originally from Lebanon, Pennsylvania, joined the Army as a saxophone player in 2006. Before joining The U.S. Army Field Band as a Tour Coordinator in 2014, SSG Shultz served at the TRADOC Band at Fort Monroe, Virginia, the SHAPE International Band in Mons, Belgium, and the I Corps Army Band at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. While at SHAPE, SSG Shultz toured extensively throughout Europe with the NATO Jazz Orchestra, with notable performances at the Guinness Jazz Festival (Cork, Ireland), Imatra Big Band Festival (Imatra, Finland), and the Chateau de Versailles (Versailles, France). In 2008 SSG Shultz was recognized as the Fort Monroe Soldier of the Year, and in 2014 had the distinction of being named the Army Music Junior NCO of the Year (Active Component). Prior to enlisting, SSG Shultz earned a B.M. in Music Education from the University of Maryland, College Park where he studied saxophone with Mr. Chris Vadala.

Volunteers Tour Coordinators

Staff Sergeant Jonathan Milburn
Staff Sergeant Jonathan Milburn has served in the Signal Corps Band, 2nd Infantry Division Band, and the 1st Cavalry Division Band. SSG Milburn attended the Armed Forces School of Music and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources at the University of Maryland University College.
Staff Sergeant Marc A. Purinton
Staff Sergeant Marc Purinton was born in Windham, Maine, and joined the Army as a trumpet player in August 2002. He has served with the Infantry Center Band at Fort Benning, Georgia, the Eighth United States Army Band in Seoul, South Korea, and the 1st Cavalry Division Band at Fort Hood, Texas. He has more than six years of overseas experience, including a combat deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Technology from Rio Salado University.

Design and Production

Master Sergeant Scott C. Vincent (Webmaster)
Prior to joining The U.S. Army Field Band in 1997, Master Sergeant Scott Vincent attended the New England Conservatory of Music and earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Louisiana State University. He has performed as principal timpanist with the Newton Symphony and as percussionist with the Baton Rouge Symphony, the Maryland Symphony, the Annapolis Symphony, and the Boston Philharmonic. After serving for more than ten years as timpanist with the Concert Band, MSG Vincent accepted the position as Production Manager with the Army Field Band, where his responsibilities include designing and maintaining all print and online media as well as overseeing a staff of over 40 volunteers on the production staff.

Video/Post Production

Sergeant First Class Jared Morgan
Sergeant First Class Jared Morgan came to The U.S. Army Field Band from the New Jersey National Guard. Originally enlisting as a French horn player, SFC Morgan played with the 63rd Army Band for 12 years. While with the 63rd Army Band, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting from Montclair State University. At the time, his civilian career was his focus, and SFC Morgan worked as an editor at networks like CBS Sports Network and Major League Baseball Network, where he would eventually win an Emmy Award. In 2009 SFC Morgan was assigned to The United States Army Soldier Show as an audio engineer, and his work there would eventually lead him to the Media Producer position he holds with the Army Field Band today.

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