3ID Band Commander

CW2 Mike Krzmarzick

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Mike Krzmarzick is a native of Canby, Oregon. He graduated Canby High School in 2000 and entered the Army that summer as a 42R 02E, Trombone Player. Upon completion of Advanced Individual Training at the School of Music, NAB Little Creek, CW2 Krzmarzick was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Band, Ft. Campbell, KY. While stationed with the with the “Screaming Eagle” Band, Mr. Krzmarzick served as Human Resources NCOIC, Training NCOIC, Audio/Visual NCOIC, and Rock Band Leader. In 2007, Mr. Krzmarzick was selected for assignment as the Sound Reinforcement Instructor at the Army School of Music, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Ft. Story. He also served as Operations NCOIC and Rock Band Instructor. CW2 Krzmarzick last served as an NCO with the 2d Infantry Division Band in Uijoengbu, South Korea as the Rock Band Leader.

Mr. Krzmarzick was selected for accession as a Warrant Officer in 2013. He attended the Warrant Officer Candidate School at Ft. Rucker, Alabama, where he graduated on the Commandant’s List in August 2013. Upon completion of the Warrant Officer Basic Course at the Army School of Music, Mr. Krzmarzick took command of the 9th Army Band, Ft. Wainwright, Alaska. CW2 Krzmarzick currently serves as the Executive Officer for the 3rd Infantry Division “Rhythm of the Marne” Band.

CW2 Krzmarzick deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) Band. He also deployed to Kuwait and Iraq in 2011 as NCOIC of the USA Express. CW2 Krzmarzick recently returned from his latest deployment with the 3rd Infantry Division from Afghanistan where he served as the USFOR-A Band Commander in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Mr. Krzmarzick holds an Associates of Arts degree from Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ. His military education includes the Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, the Warrant Officer Candidate Course, the Warrant Officer Basic Course, the Warrant Officer Advanced Course, the Air Assault Course, the Mountain Warfare Orientation Course, and the Cold Weather Orientation Course. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Meritorious Unit Citation with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Army Superior Unit Award.

 

3rd ID Band First Sergeant

1SG Jonathan Graham

First Sergeant Jonathan Graham entered the Army in March 2000 after graduating from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. He attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and arrived at the U.S. Army School of Music for Advanced Individual Training in May 2000. 

After completing the 23 week course in just 9 weeks, First Sergeant Graham moved to Fort Gordon, GA, as a member of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band. First Sergeant Graham has since served with the 10th Mountain Division Band (LI), deploying to both Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2009, he was selected by the U.S. Army School of Music Directorate of Training and Doctrine, as a Unit Capabilities and Integration Division NCOIC. Later in the spring of 2010, First Sergeant Graham was selected by the Commandant, Army Music NCO Academy, as a Senior Leader Course Small Group Leader. In 2013, First Sergeant Graham then moved to Sembach, Germany, where he was assigned to the USAREUR Band and Chorus as a Senior Teams Leader, and served as the Chief of Plans, Operations, Training, and Public Affairs for the Unit. In 2016, First Sergeant Graham was selected to be the First Sergeant for the 3rd Infantry Division Band in Fort Stewart, GA, where he has since deployed in support of Operation Freedoms Sentinel, Bagram Afghanistan.      

First Sergeant Graham’s professional military education includes the Warrior Leader course, the Advanced Leader Course, and the Senior Leader Course. At the Advanced Leader Course, he received a C1 ASI, graduated in the top 20% of his class, and was selected as the Honor Graduate. While attending the Senior Leader Course, he recertified his C1 ASI, graduated in the top 20% of his class, and was selected as the Distinguished Honor Graduate. He has attended the Master Resilience Training Course, SHARP Course, Armorer School, Ammo Handlers Course, Systems Approach to Training Basic Course, Automated Systems Approach to Training Course, Training Developers Middle Managers Course, Army Basic Instructors Course, and the Small Group Instruction Training Course.

 First Sergeant Graham’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Medal (OLC), Meritorious Unit Medal (OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (3BS), Iraq Campaign Medal (2BS), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 3), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 3), NATO Medal (1BS), Humanitarian Service Medal, Driver’s Badge, and the Basic Army Instructor’s Badge.