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Major Derrick N. Shaw, a native of Atlanta, Georgia and third-generation Soldier, is the incoming Commander of the 1st Cavalry Division Band. In August of 2014, he completed an assignment as Deputy Commander of the United States Military Academy Band at West Point, New York. In 2012, he deployed to the Middle East to serve as the Army Bands Liaison Officer for U.S. Army Central where he coordinated music for troop entertainment and international engagement in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, and the U.A.E. Previous assignments include: Commander of the Army TRADOC Band, Ft. Monroe, VA; Commander of the AIT Student Company of the Army School of Music; and Associate Bandmaster and Ceremonial Officer of The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" in Washington, D.C.
Major Shaw holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Georgia, a Master of Music in Conducting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Master of Arts in Statecraft and National Security from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C.
Prior to entering service in the Army in 1999, Major Shaw worked as a high school band director in the public schools of Georgia culminating with the position of DirecÂ¬tor of Bands at Dunwoody High School in metropolitan Atlanta.
Born in Nacogdoches, Texas, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Sergeant Major
Robert C. Stagg earned a Bachelor of Music in French Horn Performance and in
Composition from Memphis State University and a Master of Music in French Horn
Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He
has studied French Horn with Michael Hatfield, Lowell Greer, Charles Bell and
Richard Dolph and Composition with John Baur. SGM Stagg has performed with the
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Richmond (IN) Symphony Orchestra and the Charleston
(W. VA) Symphony Orchestra with additional performances in original instrument
orchestras in New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco.
SGM Stagg enlisted in 1987 has been assigned to the 214th Army Band
(1988-1991), the 2nd Infantry Division Band (1991-1993), the 214th Army Band
(1993-1997), the 76th Army Band (1997-2003), the 1st Cavalry Division Band
(2003-2008), the 36th Army Band (2008-2009), the United States Army Sergeants
Major Academy (2009-2010), the Eighth Army Band (2010-2012) and the 1st Cavalry
Division Band (2012-date). SGM Stagg has held the positions of French Horn
Player, Section Leader, Group Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Supply
NCO, S4 Supervisor, Brass Quintet NCOIC, Enlisted Bandleader, First Sergeant and
Band Sergeant Major.
SGM Stagg is a graduate of the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic
Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, First
Sergeant Course and Sergeants Major Course (Class 60). His awards include the
Bronze Star Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (four oak
leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Army
Achievement Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal (eighth
award), National Defense Service Medal (one bronze star), Armed Forces
Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces
Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service
Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral four), Overseas Service
Ribbon (numeral seven), Meritorious Unit Commendation (one oak leaf cluster),
Army Superior Unit Award (one oak leaf cluster), Combat Action Badge, Driver
Badge and the German SchÃ¼tzenschnur (silver).
First Sergeant (1SG) Glenn Brown is a trumpet player and arranger, and has served in the Army Music program during four decades. He grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado and was fortunate to study and perform with some of Coloradoâ€™s most successful musicians. 1SG Brown's musical talent was nurtured from an early age and he has numerous decades of professional experience that embodies his respect and regard for artistic integrity.
He attended the Berklee College of Music starting in 1982 and graduated in 1986 after studying with Ray Kotwica and Dennis Hopkins. In 1987, 1SG Brown joined the Army band, with which he has worked until today. While with the Army he has served with the 98th Army Band, the 25th Infantry Division â€œTropic Lightningâ€ Band, the 82nd Airborne Division â€œAll Americanâ€ Band, the United States Army Europe â€œSoldiers of Swingâ€ Band, the 283rd Army Band, the 2nd Infantry Division â€œSecond to Noneâ€ Band, the 10th Mountain Division â€œClimb to Gloryâ€ Band, the 113th Army Band â€œDragoonsâ€, and the 1st Cavalry Division â€œFirst Teamâ€ Band,
1SG Brown's awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (5th award), the Army Commendation Medal (4th award), the Army Achievement Medal (6th award), the Army Good Conduct Medal (9th Award), the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, The Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, and the NATO Service Medal (Non-Article 5). He also has been awarded the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 3, the Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 4, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Driver Badge.
1SG Brown is married to the former Denise Horne and has two Step-daughters and four Grand Children.
1CD prepares lethal, flexible, agile Division HQ and Brigades competent in Combined Arms Maneuver and
Wide Area Security to execute missions to Prevent, Shape, Win as directed.
A focus on training and readiness ensures that any element of the 1st Cavalry Division will be prepared to
accomplish any mission thanks to our outstanding Soldiers.