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CMSgt Wayland B. Davis

Who is Wayland Davis?

He enlisted in the United States Air Force in the year 1957, after graduating from High School. He served in the military for thirty years, retiring in 1987.

During his service, to our country, he served in six different countries and held various positions of high responsibility, to include Chief of Engineering, Chief of Operations, Det. 1 554 Civil Engineering RED HORSE, Chief of Construction and Inspection, Structrural Superintendent, Chief Structures, Deputy,Chief of Operations, 86 CES, Ramstien,GR and Special Assistant Civil Engineering Aide to twelve General Grade Officers including two CINC (4 star generals) United States Air Forces Europe.

He has supervised hundreds of personnel, managed several million dollar budgets all the while making effective decisions and demonstrating leadership.

He volunteered to serve most of his career in overseas assignments beginning with Taiwan,ROC in 1963. Served in Vietnam in years 1966, 1967, 1968-69, and 1971-72, in places like DaNang twice, NaTrang, Bien Hoa, and Phu Cat. He left Vietnam in July 1972 and was assigned to Thailand to complete his third year tour of duty in South east Asia. Three tours in war because his country needed him. Assigned to Thailand bases like Udorn, Takhli and NKP near the Laos border with Thailand. In February 1973, he left for Korea when the 554 CESHR Headquarters moved there and with the exception of a one year tour at Eglin AFB, FL. He remained in Korea until October 1980. He was promoted to Chief Master Sergeant on January 1980, the highest enlisted rank. Then in July 1983, he was assigned to Ramstein AB, Germany. Serving there until January 1987. He retired at Hurlbert Field in August 1987, as special assistant to the Commander, 823rd CESHR RED HORSE.

CMSGT Wayland Davis has served our country well in the U.S. Military -- Eleven times decorated for his exemplary service to include two Bronze Star Medals awarded for meritorious service while engaged in ground operations against an opposing armed force while in Vietnam and Thailand. In addition, he was awarded six Meritorious Service Medals equal to the Bronze Star Medal but awarded in peace time, for meritorious service, and awarded three Air Force Commendation Medals, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with eight service stars for campaigns during the war effort. His squadron also was awarded a V device to wear on the Outstanding Unit Award, while he served at Bien Hoa AB, RVN 1968-69. He also received eight Air Force Good Conduct Medals and one Army Good Conduct Medal. A career total of 24 medals were awarded to CMSGT Davis. He also was awarded the Presidental Unit Citation award, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Medal with Palm and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. Other recogination included being selected the Pacific Air Forces Command (PACAF) Civil Engineering Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year 1978. CMSGT Davis has served his country both in a time of war and peace retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant, the highest of enlisted rank, and completing a distinguished 30 year career as a decorated Vietnam Veteran.