After graduating from
the Intermediate Course at the Armed Forces School of Music in 1993,
he was transferred to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Band, Parris
Island, South Carolina where he served as trumpet section leader and
assistant Drum Major.
Selected for Drum Major in 1997, Gunnery Sergeant Arce was
assigned to the 1st Marine Division Band, Camp Pendleton,
California. In April
2000 Master Sergeant Arce was transferred to the III MEF Band,
Okinawa, Japan and he assumed his current duties the Drum Major with
Marine Band San Diego in March 2001.
schools include the Non-Commissioned Officer’s School, the Staff
Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCO) Academy and the Advanced SNCO
Master Sergeant Arce possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in
Computer Information Systems and Business Administration from Park
College, and has been inducted into the Pinnacle Honor Society for
exceptional academic achievement.
Arce’s personal awards and decorations include the Meritorious
Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Star, the Navy
Achievement Medal, the Meritorious Unit Citation with two Bronze
Stars, the Good Conduct Medal with five Bronze Stars, the National
Defense Medal, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with three