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Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan Crane

Organization: U.S. Army Militiary Intelligence Corps Band
Rank: Chief Warrant Officer 2
Position: Commander
Instrument: Bass Guitar
Hometown: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

CW2 Jonathan CraneCW2 Jonathan Crane is a graduate of The Hartt School of music in composition. His composition professors were Robert Carl, Kenneth Steen, and Stephen Gryc. During his studies, Jon also took double bass lessons with world-renowned contemporary performer Robert Black. Jonathan has also studied with Anthony Stoops, Aaron Keaster, and Jim Miller. Along with his Hartt School Artist Diploma, Jon has a Master's in composition from Bowling Green State University, and a Bachelor's in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College. In 2013, Mr. Crane was given the National Federation of Music Clubs Military Composition Award for "Open Field." His compositions have been performed by Aaron Misenheimer, Tyler Smith, the Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, the Avery Ensemble, and various university groups. As a bassist, Jonathan has worked for Hersheypark Entertainment, Celebrity Cruises, and Holland America Line.

Mr. Crane attended basic training at Ft. Jackson in 2009, then graduated early from AIT with the C1 identifier. His first duty station was with the 25th Infantry Division Band, while there he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. He has also served with the Signal Corps Band from Ft. Gordon, GA. In 2014, he attended Warrant Officer Candidate School and is now the Commander of the Military Intelligence Corps Band.