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“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Stage Crew
Master Sergeant Charles Terry, Jr.

Stage Manager Master Sergeant Charles Terry, Jr. joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in September 1999. Master Sgt. Terry graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C., in 1981. He joined the Marine Corps in January 1996, and following recruit training in Parris Island, S.C., he attended Utilities School in Camp Lejeune, N.C. Upon graduation, he reported to the 8th Engineer Support Battalion 2nd Marine Division in Camp Lejeune. Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Master Sgt. Terry served in Washington, D.C., on the Inspector and Instructor staff at Anacostia Naval Air Station and as an electrician at Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.

As Stage Manager, Master Sgt. Terry is responsible for loading and transporting musical instruments and equipment, setting the stage for performances locally and on tour, managing the stage crew, and maintaining the facilities of “The President’s Own.”

Gunnery Sergeant Richard Dickerson

Assistant Stage Manager Gunnery Sergeant Richard Dickerson joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in July 2004. Gunnery Sgt. Dickerson began his musical training at age five. Upon graduating in 1992 from El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, he joined the United States Marine Corps. In November 1992, following recruit training in San Diego, he reported to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band in El Toro, Calif. After one enlistment, he separated from the Marine Corps to attend the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where, in 2000, he received a bachelor of music degree in French horn performance. Gunnery Sgt. Dickerson’s instructors include David Bakkegard of the Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Associate Principal Horn Peter Landgren, also of Peabody Conservatory, and recording artist Barry Tuckwell.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Gunnery Sgt. Dickerson served as a stage crew member and stage manager for the Peabody Conservatory Opera Department from 1996-2003 and assistant stage manager for the Baltimore Opera Company from 2002-2004.

Lance Corporal Akcire Beasley

Stage crewman Lance Corporal Akcire Beasley joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in May 2014. After graduating in 2013 from Mount Zion High School in Jonesboro, Ga., Lance Cpl. Beasley enlisted in the Marine Corps. He attended recruit training at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Beaufort, S.C., the School of Infantry at Camp Geiger, N.C., and Marine Security Forces School in Chesapeake, Va., prior to his assignment with “The President’s Own.”






Lance Corporal Jeremy Burgett

Stage crewman Lance Corporal Jeremy Burgett joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in May 2014. After graduating in 2013 from North Tonawanda High School, LCpl. Burgett enlisted in the Marine Corps. He attended recruit training at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Beaufort, S.C., and the School of Infantry at Camp Geiger, N.C., prior to his assignment with “The President’s Own.”






Lance Corporal Jordan Dross

Stage crewman Lance Corporal Jordan Dross joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in September 2013. After graduating in 2010 from Manasquan High School and taking classes at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, N.J., LCpl Dross enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2012. He attended recruit training at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Beaufort, S.C., the School of Infantry at Camp Geiger, N.C., and Marine Security Forces School in Chesapeake, Va. LCpl Dross then received orders to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Guard Company prior to his assignment with “The President’s Own.”





Lance Corporal Dustan Flom

Stage crewman Lance Corporal Dustan Flom joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in June 2013. After graduating in 2011 from Central Valley High School, Lance Cpl. Flom enlisted in the Marine Corps and attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. He attended the School of Infantry in Camp Pendleton, Calif., and then received orders to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Bravo Company prior to his assignment with “The President’s Own.”






Lance Corporal Swen Gonzalez

Stage crewman Lance Corporal Swen Gonzalez joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in April 2014. After graduating in 2007 from Coral Gables High School and taking classes at Miami Dade College from 2009-11, Lance Cpl. Gonzalez enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2013. He attended recruit training at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Beaufort, S.C., the School of Infantry at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Marine Security Forces School in Chesapeake, Va., prior to his assignment with “The President’s Own.”





Lance Corporal Jonathan Jester

Stage crewman Lance Corporal Jonathan Jester joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in May 2014. After graduating in 2013 from Royse City High School, Lance Cpl. Jester enlisted in the Marine Corps. He attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif., and the School of Infantry West at Camp Pendleton, Calif., prior to his assignment with “The President’s Own.”






Lance Corporal Carmine Mancini

Stage crewman Lance Corporal Carmine Mancini joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in May 2014. After graduating in 2013 from Loudon Valley High School in Purcellville, Va., Lance Cpl. Mancini enlisted in the Marine Corps. He attended recruit training at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Beaufort, S.C., and the School of Infantry at Camp Geiger, N.C., prior to his assignment with “The President’s Own.”






Lance Corporal Juan Nunez-Espinoza

Stage crewman Lance Corporal Juan Nunez-Espinoza joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in May 2014. After graduating in 2013 from Clark High School, Lance Cpl. Nunez-Espinoza enlisted in the Marine Corps. He attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, the School of Infantry West at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Marine Security Forces School in Chesapeake, Va. Pfc. Nunez-Espinoza then received orders to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Guard Company prior to his assignment with “The President’s Own.”





Lance Corporal Clifford Tuten

Stage crewman Lance Corporal Clifford Tuten joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in September 2013. After graduating in 2011 from Pisgah High School, LCpl Tuten enlisted in the Marine Corps and attended recruit training at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Beaufort, S.C. He attended the School of Infantry at Camp Geiger, N.C., prior to his assignment with “The President’s Own.”