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CW5 Jeanne Y. Pace, the daughter of Major (USAF, RET) Edward L. Pace
and the late Mrs. Faye J. Pace (WAF , 49-51), entered the Army upon
graduation from Lakes High School, Tacoma, Washington in 1972.
After completing WAC Basic Training at Fort McCellan, Alabama, as the
Honor Graduate, she received accelerated promotion to Private E-2 and was
assigned to the 14th Army “WAC” Band (the only band open to women at the
time) as a clarinet player.
In 1985 graduating as the Distinguished Military Graduate of the Warrant
Officer Entry Course, Fort Rucker, Alabama, she was appointed a Chief
Warrant Officer Two and reported to Fort Hood Texas as the Commander of the
1st Cavalry Division Band. She was the first female Band Commander on Active
Duty in the Army.
CW5 Pace was promoted to her current grade in 2002 and is a graduate of
all levels of Army Warrant Office training. Her highest military award is
the Legion of Merit (2nd award). She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in
Liberal Arts and a Master of Arts degree in Management.
CW5 Pace is a Distinguished Member of the 3rd United States Infantry
Regiment “The Old Guard” and is the recipient of the Infantry Order of Saint
Maurice in the rank of Legionnaire. She is also a Distinguished Member of
the Adjutant General’s Corps Regiment and recipient of the Order of the
Horatio Gates Gold Medal (2nd award). CW5 Pace was the National Daughters
American Revolution Margaret Cochran Corbin Annual Service Award recipient
WO1 Daniel R. Parker is originally from Gainesville, FL, but grew up all
over the South. In high school he moved to Connecticut, graduated
valedictorian of South Windsor High School, and subsequently attended the
University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. He graduated from UConn in 2004
with degrees in Music and Education.
Upon graduation from college, he taught high school music in East Hartford,
Connecticut and Laurinburg, North Carolina. In 2007, he joined the Army as a
trombone player. His previous assignments include the 282nd Army Band, Fort
Jackson, SC; the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Band (TRADOC),
Fort Monroe, VA; and the 4th Infantry Division Band, Fort Carson, CO.
In 2010, while serving Fort Monroe, WO1 Parker completed his Masters of
Music Education at Old Dominion University. In 2011, while still at Fort
Monroe, he completed Warrior Leadership Course on the Commandant’s List. In
2012, he also completed the Advanced Leaders Course where he was the
Distinguished Honor Graduate and Leadership Award recipient. In 2012, while
serving at Fort Carson, WO1 Parker was selected as a Bandmaster Candidate
for the Army Music Program. He attended Warrant Officer Candidate School at
Fort Rucker, AL in July 2013, where he graduated as the Distinguished Honor
Graduate of Class 13-020. He completed Warrant Officer Basic Course at the
Army School of Music in Virginia Beach, VA in November 2013. In December
2013, WO1 Parker assumed his responsibilities as Executive Officer of the
1st Cavalry Division Band at Fort Hood.
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 Schützenschnur (silver).
1SG Ron Johnson is from Asheville, N.C., and began his Army Career as a tuba
player in 1993. His previous assignments include the 1st Army Band at Fort
Meade, Md.; the USAREUR Band and Chorus in Heidelberg, Germany; twice with the
Army Ground Forces Band at Ft. McPherson, Ga.; the 108th Division Band (U.S.
Army Reserves) in Charlotte, N.C.; the Army School of Music in Virginia Beach,
Va., where he served as Deputy Commandant of the Noncommissioned Officer Academy
and later as Quality Assurance Officer; and most recently as the First Sergeant
of the 1st Cavalry Division Band at Fort Hood, Texas.
1SG Johnson’s military education includes: Primary Leadership Development
Course; Air Assault Course; Basic Non-Commissioned Officer's Course, where
he was the honor graduate; Systems Approach to Training-Basic Course; Army
Basic Instructor's Course; Small Group Instructor's Course; Middle Manager's
Course; Master Resilience Training Course; Advanced Non-Commissioned
Officer's Course, where he was the Distinguished Honor Graduate; First
Sergeant’s Course, where he was the Distinguished Honor Graduate; the Army
Lessons Learned Course; and the Advanced Training Developer Course.
1SG Johnson earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Education and
Music Performance and his Master of Music from Appalachian State University.
He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Georgia State
University. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Education in Educational
Leadership from Liberty University.
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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.