Chief Warrant Officer William S. McCulloch
Chief Warrant Officer William S. McCulloch is the conductor of the The United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors, who will perform Sunday, April 1 at 3 p.m. in the The Hershal H. Crow Fine Arts Center at Western Oklahoma State College. Tickets for the concert are free and may be obtained at Western’s business office, the Altus Chamber of Commerce and at Altus Air Force Base’s office of Civic Outreach.For more information call Western’s ticket line at 580-477-7913.
Chief Warrant Officer William S. McCulloch enlisted in the Army in 1991 as a percussionist and was appointed as an Army Bandmaster in 2000. During his twenty-year career, he has served tours with the 25th Infantry Division Band, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; the 98th Army Band, Fort Rucker, Alabama; the 101st Airborne Division Band, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; the 9th Army Band, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; the 10th Mountain Division Band at Fort Drum, New York; and the 392nd Army Band, Fort Lee, Virginia. He deployed with the 10th Mountain Division Band from 2008 to 2009 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Chief McCulloch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Troy State University and is completing his final requirements for a Master of Education degree in School Counseling from the University of Alaska–Fairbanks. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society, the American School Counselors Association, and the Percussive Arts Society. His military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, the Warrant Officer Basic Course for Army Bandmasters, and the Warrant Officer Staff Course.
Chief McCulloch’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Air Assault Badge.