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Marine Band Members
Senior Communication Strategist
Staff Sgt. Chase Baran

Senior Communication Strategist Staff Sergeant Chase Baran of Lawrenceville, Ga., joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in October 2018.

Staff Sgt. Baran began his musical training on trumpet at age 11. Upon graduating from Archer High School in Lawrenceville in 2013, he attended the University of Georgia in Athens, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations in 2017, and performed with the Georgia Redcoat Band from 2013-17.

Prior to joining "The President's Own," Staff Sgt. Baran worked for Mercedes-Benz USA, supporting the company's efforts in corporate communications, internal communications, and community relations.

As a communication strategist, Staff Sgt. Baran coordinates publicity campaigns for performances, special events, and national concert tours; manages promotion of educational programs and resources; writes and edits written content for print and web; develops advertising campaigns; produces visual and written content for Marine Band social media.

Members

Master Sgt. Richard Dickerson
Stage Manager

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Master Gunnery Sgt. Charles Terry Jr.
Chief Stage Manager

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Cpl. Jerry Herrera
Supply Clerk

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Cpl. William Cooks
Supply Clerk

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Lance Cpl. Jacob Harpe
Supply Clerk

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Master Sgt. Kathryn Woltanski
Supply Chief

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PFC Guillermo Martinez
Administrative Clerk

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Staff Sgt. Davin BrinkClapp
Administrative Chief

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Cpl. Omar Andres
Administrative Clerk

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Gunnery Sgt. Jamie Schwendinger
Information Systems Administrator

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Staff Sgt. Dahrion Johnson
Information Systems Administrator

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Staff Sgt. Christian Thesken
Digital Content Creator

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Master Sgt. Brian Rust
Creative Lead / Assistant Communication Strategy Chief

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Staff Sgt. Isaac Mei
Communication Strategist

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Master Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali
Communication Strategy Chief

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Staff Sgt. Tucker Broadbooks
Communication Strategist

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Staff Sgt. Aram Piligian
Recording Engineer

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Staff Sgt. Ophir Paz
Assistant Chief Recording Engineer

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Staff Sgt. Claude Lumley
Video Recording Engineer

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Staff Sgt. Daniel Fookson
Video Recording Engineer

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Gunnery Sgt. Michael Ducassoux
Chief Recording Engineer

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Staff Sgt. Jacob Cypher
Recording Engineer

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Staff Sgt. Elena Specht
Librarian

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Gunnery Sgt. Charles Paul
Chief Librarian & Historian

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Gunnery Sgt. Tilden Olsen
Assistant Chief Librarian

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Staff Sgt. Tammy Lau
Librarian

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Staff Sgt. Bradley Geneser
Librarian

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Staff Sgt. Philip Espe
Librarian

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Staff Sgt. Anya Brodrick
Librarian

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Master Sgt. Steven Williams
Operations Chief

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Staff Sgt. Jacob LeJeune
Operations Specialist

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Master Sgt. Jennifer Jensen
Operations Specialist

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Gunnery Sgt. Scott Ninmer
Arranger

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