Gunnar Kallstrom

Army 42R E-6, Active Duty

Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX

Years of Service: 13 years, June 2007 - Present

ETS January 2022


Private guitar instructor, Music Lessons,
June 2009 - Present

Musician, U. S. Army,
December 2018 - Present

Musician, U. S. Army,
October 2016 - December 2018


Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership, University of the Incarnate Word,
January 2019 - December 2020

Work Experience

Private guitar instructor June 2009 - Present

Music Lessons

  • Instructed over 100 students with private guitar lessons, teaching all aspects of music

Musician December 2018 - Present

Army | 42R | E-6 | 323d Army Band, Fort Sam's Own - Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX, USA

  • PAO NCOIC, working closely with Army North Public Affairs, creating consistent social media content
  • spoke to hundreds of students on the Army music experience, generating over 600 leads for recruiting
  • Rock Band MPT Leader; Equal Opportunity Leader
  • facilitated on two occasions to bring 9Xs on TDY to ensure success of recruiting tours; worked across organizations

Musician October 2016 - December 2018

Army | 42R | E-6 | 8nd Airborne Division Band - Fort Bragg, NC, USA

  • performed in rock band video that was shared on internationally acclaimed band's social media and website, potentially reaching their 10 millions followers
  • SHARP Representative/Victim Advocate
  • Human Resources Senior NCO

Musician June 2016 - October 2016

Army | 42R | E-6 | FORSCOM - Fort Bragg, NC, USA

  • mentored two Soldiers who earned 9T ASI; one Soldier achieved re-class to 42R
  • Assistant Squad Leader
  • Section Leader

Musician July 2013 - June 2016

Army | 42R | E-6 | U.S. Army Materiel Command Band - Redstone Arsenal, AL

  • won NCO of the year board; won multiple other competition boards; competed in Army Material Command Best Warrior competition
  • wrote, directed and performed a song in MPTOY video project that received 120,00 views
  • Operations SGT, Defense Travel System Administration NCO; prepared travel for complex TDY missions involving multi-state travel
  • volunteered 150+ hours of service on worship team to local church

Musician December 2010 - June 2013

Army | 42R | E-5 | 1st Infantry Division Band - Fort Riley, KS

  • personally arranged for SME from the U.S. Army Field Band to work with performance concepts in the Rock Band, improving their audience appeal
  • deployed to Afghanistan with 1st Infantry Division; performed for arrival of the POTUS.
  • facilitated full band travel for high profile missions
  • GPC Holder, Operations SGT

Musician February 2008 - December 2010

Army | 42R | E-4 | 392nd Army Band - Fort Lee, VA

  • Assistant Squad Leader, Assistant Section Leader, and Repair and Utilities NCOIC

Top Skills

  • Public Affairs NCOIC
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Media Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Interpersonal communicator
  • Operations logistics - planning and executing USAREC tours
  • Multi-instrumentalist -guitar, banjo, piano, bass guitar
  • Video editing - Final Cut Pro X
  • Microsoft Word, Excel & Powerpoint
Skills Verified by Purepost


Completed ‘Run the Alamo’ half-marathon in 2:21:23

March 2020

Golden Key International Honor Society

February 2020

Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

January 2016

Training and Certifications

Facebook Certified Digital Marketing Associate

May 2020

CPR Certified for Adults & Infants (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers)

June 2019

S-1 Certification Course (Human Resources University)

June 2017


Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership,

University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX, USA

January 2019 - December 2020 , GPA: 3.94

Bachelor of Arts in Music,

Thomas Edison State University, Trenton, NJ, USA

January 2011 - December 2015 , GPA: 3.5

Associate of Arts and Sciences,

Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake, WA, USA

August 2004 - July 2006 , GPA: 3.4