Gunnery Sergeant Matthew L. Koscheski is a native of Colorado Springs, CO. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in July 2003 and attended Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, CA.
Upon completion of Recruit Training and Marine Combat Training, GySgt Koscheski attended the Basic Music Course at the Navy School of Music in Virginia Beach, VA.
In May of 2004, GySgt Koscheski was assigned to the Marine Forces Pacific Band in Kaneohe Bay, HI. While stationed there he served as a trumpet instrumentalist and Trumpet Section Leader. In October of 2007, he was assigned to the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing Band in Miramar, CA where he served as the Trumpet Section Leader and High Brass Group Leader.
From October 2010 to March 2011, GySgt Koscheski was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where he served as the Squadron S-3 chief for Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 3 (Forward) and Entry Control Point Security Chief for the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward).
In August 2011, GySgt Koscheski was assigned to the Marine Corps Forces Reserve Band in New Orleans, LA. During his tour with the MARFORRES Band, he served as the High Brass Group Leader, Platoon Sergeant, and Assistant Instrument Repair Technician.
GySgt Koscheski was selected for his current billet as Instrument Repair Technician in 2014. He subsequently reported to Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical to attend the Band Instrument Repair program. Upon graduation, he served as the Instrument Repair Technician at the Parris Island Marine Band in Parris Island, SC.
GySgt Koscheski was reassigned to 2d Marine Aircraft Wing Band in Cherry Point, NC in July 2019 where he currently serves as the Instrumental Repair Technician.
GySgt Koscheski’s awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal (4th award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2nd Award), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and Non-Article 5 NATO medal.