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Marine Band Members
Recording Engineer
Staff Sgt. Jacob Cypher

Recording Engineer Staff Sgt. Jacob Cypher of Butler, Pa., joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in October 2023.

Staff Sgt. Cypher began his musical training on tenor saxophone at age 9 and guitar at age 10. After graduating in 2015 from Butler Area High School, he attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and earned a bachelor’s degree in music with a focus on music technology. During his time in at Duquesne University, he studied under Thomas Kitka, Jesse Naus and Jay Dudt.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Staff Sgt. Cypher worked in audio-visual support for corporate, academic and live entertainment events. He also performed with the Duquesne Guitar Ensemble and Aaron Shearer Classical Guitar Ensemble.

As Recording Engineer, Staff Sgt. Cypher 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. 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. 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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