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U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

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Officer in Charge

Chief Warrant Officer-3
Bryan Sherlock

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Bryan Sherlock enlisted in the Marine Corps from Indianapolis, Indiana in September 1997, and reported to Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California for basic training. Upon graduation, he reported to the Naval School of Music in Little Creek, Virginia. 

Prior to enlisting, he had completed his Bachelor of Music Education degree at the University of Evansville, and began teaching and freelance performing in Indianapolis, before returning to school at Butler University to complete his Master of Music degree in trombone performance.  During this time, CWO3 Sherlock held the position of principal trombone in the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, while also performing in ensembles such as the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Monument City Brass Quintet, the Resurrection Brass Quintet, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, the Owensboro (KY) Symphony Orchestra, and regional theater orchestras. 
Upon completing Marine Corps Basic Training in San Diego as the Company Honor Graduate, CWO3 Sherlock received a meritorious promotion, completed Marine Combat Training and reported to the Naval School of Music in Little Creek, Virginia. There he achieved an accelerated graduation, and proceeded to the Second Marine Division Band, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  By the time he was promoted to Corporal, CWO3 Sherlock was principal trombone and section leader in the Concert and Ceremonial Band, lead trombone in the Jazz Ensemble, and leader of the Brass Quintet, while simultaneously serving on the library staff and in the band administration section.   
CWO Sherlock was assigned to the faculty at the Naval School of Music as a theory and ear training instructor in June 2000.  He was promoted to Sergeant in October of the same year.  Over the next several years, he was instrumental in redesigning and writing the theory curriculum, before taking time to attend the Senior Musician Course.  Promoted to Staff Sergeant in November, 2004, he returned to the faculty in April, 2005 adding rehearsal conductor to his duties.    

Chief Warrant Officer Sherlock received his warrant in February, 2007, while attending The Basic School for Marine Officers in Quantico, Virginia, where he graduated among the top ten (2%) in his class.  He took his first position as Officer in Charge of the Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band in June, 2007, and was promoted to CWO2 in August 2008.  In August 2011, Chief Warrant Officer Sherlock assumed duty as Band Officer of the Marine Corps Band, New Orleans, and was promoted to his current grade in August, 2014.  
Returning in June of 2015, Chief Warrant Officer Sherlock reassumed his current position as Band Officer for the Marine Forces Pacific Band, Hawaii. 
Chief Warrant Officer Sherlock’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (third award).

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