LT Jane Hoffman is a native of Vancouver, WA. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Trumpet Performance from Washington State University and a Masters Degree in Trumpet Performance from Ithaca College. She is a graduate of the Naval School of Music’s Basic Music and Senior Musician courses.
Enlisting in the Navy in 1991 as a trumpet instrumentalist, she has served with Navy Band Guam, Atlantic Fleet Band, Allied Forces Band, U.S. Fleet Forces Band, and Navy Band Northwest. Commissioned as a Navy Bandmaster in 2007, she served as the Assistant Director of the U.S. Fleet Forces Band, Training Support Officer at the Naval School of Music, Director of Navy Band New Orleans, and Band/Aviation Support Officer at the Navy Office of Community Outreach prior to her assignment as Director Navy Band Southwest.
Her awards include Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (two awards), Navy Good Conduct Medal (six awards), National Defense Service Medal (two awards), Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon (six awards), NATO medal (two awards), Navy Rifle Sharpshooter, and Navy Pistol Sharpshooter.