Chief Warrant Officer Four Jeremiah M. Keillor is a native of Los Fresnos, Texas, and enlisted in the Army in 1993. After completing Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Mr. Keillor completed Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at the United States Army Element School of Music at the Naval Amphibious Base at Little Creek in Norfolk, Virginia. Following AIT, he was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Carson, Colorado, as a French horn player. Other assignments during Chief Keillor’s enlisted service include duty with the 98th Army Band at Fort Rucker, Alabama; the 77th Army Band at Fort Sill, Oklahoma; and the 9th Army Band (Arctic Warriors) at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. His last enlisted assignment was as a Small Group Leader for the United States Army Band Noncommissioned Officer’s Academy.
Chief Keillor was appointed a Warrant Officer in 2006, and assigned as the commander of the 113th Army Band (Dragoons), Fort Knox, Kentucky. He then commanded the 1st Infantry Division Band at Fort Riley, Kansas. The 1st Infantry Division Band deployed to Iraq in 2010-2011 in support of Iraq Campaign phases Iraqi Sovereignty and New Dawn. Prior to being assigned to serve as the director of The U.S. Army Blues and The U.S. Army Band Downrange, Chief Keillor spent three years as the commander of the Maneuver Center of Excellence Band, Fort Benning, Georgia.
Chief Keillor’s military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Army Good Conduct Medal (4th Award), The National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), the Iraqi Campaign Medal with two Stars, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.