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Marine Band Members
Recording Engineer
Staff Sgt. Aram Piligian

Recording Engineer Staff Sgt. Aram Piligian of Harleysville, Pa., joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in June 2021.

Staff Sgt. Piligian began his musical training on saxophone at age 10 and vocals at 17. After graduating in 2006 from Souderton Area High School, he attended Lebanon Valley College (LVC) in Annville, Pa., where he graduated with bachelor’s degrees in music education and music with a jazz studies concentration. During his time in school, he both studied under Tom Strohman and worked in audio-visual production for LVC’s media services department.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Staff Sgt. Piligian worked in audio-visual support for the pharmaceutical and higher education industries. He later became a senior audio engineer at IMS Technology Services, working on audio production for live events. Notably, he was chief systems engineer for the 2018 Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Parade.

As Recording Engineer, Staff Sgt. Piligian records various Marine Band and Marine Chamber Orchestra concerts and sessions and provides sound reinforcement for performances. In addition, he is responsible for the preservation of the band’s recorded archive collections.

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. Chase Baran
Senior Communication Strategist

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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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