Senior Chief Musician Devona Schiller
Senior Chief Musician Devona Schiller is a native of Baltimore County, Maryland. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education and a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from James Madison University, where she studied with Carol Kniebusch Noe. She also received a Master of Music in conducting from George Mason University under the tutelage of Anthony Maiello.
Schiller entered the United States Navy in 1998. During her first two years in the Navy, she was assigned to the ATLANTIC Fleet Band in Norfolk, Virginia, where she performed in the wind quintet and as Principal Flutist in the wind ensemble. She also served as a vocalist, Assistant Operations, and was featured with the wind ensemble as a flute soloist and conductor.
In 2000, Schiller auditioned and was selected for assignment to the U.S. Naval Academy Band. She performs as Principal Flutist with the marching band and ceremonial units, wind ensemble, and chamber winds. Schiller was a 2017 Honor Graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, and holds a secondary Navy Enlisted Classification as a Command Pay & Personnel Administrator. Her Naval Academy Band collateral duties include Administration Division Leading Chief Petty Officer and Head Enlisted Conductor. Her Naval Academy command collaterals include Command Managed Equal Opportunity Manager, Sailor of the Quarter/Sailor of the Year Program Coordinator, and Meritorious Advancement Program Coordinator.
Schiller's awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and the Navy Good Conduct Medal (eight awards), the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal (three awards), and the Armed Forces Service Medal.