Jeanne Pace leads 1st Cav band
Chief Warrant Officer-5 Jeanne Pace, band director of the 1st Cavalry Division Band, right, leads the band as they perform “December 7, 1941” while guests look on during the 41st annual God and Country Concert Sunday at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Mayborn Campus Center. Pace has been in the Army for 40 years and plans to serve until 2015.
Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2012 4:30 am
Updated: 11:03 am, Tue Aug 28, 2012.
Posted on Aug 25, 2012
FORT HOOD — At 18, Jeanne Pace decided to take advantage of the GI Bill and enlist in the Women’s Army Corps in 1972 as a clarinet player.
Four decades later, the commander for the 1st Cavalry Division Band is the longest-serving female in the Army and hopes to continue serving the country through music until her mandatory retirement date of Aug. 31, 2015.
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Saturday, August 25, 2012 4:30 am.
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