203rd RED HORSE Airman Awarded 2013 Air National Guard Senior Non-Commissioned Officer

Andre Davis

Master Sgt. Andre S. Davis

SANDSTON, Va. — An Airman from the 203rd RED HORSE Squadron represented the Virginia Air National Guard as the winner of the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year in the Outstanding Airmen of the Year program for the entire Air National Guard.

Master Sgt. Andre S. Davis, unit education and training manager, was selected for his achievements managing the Career Development Correspondence program. Davis effectively reduced the number of members in upgrade training by 40% resulting in improved technical abilities of unit Airmen. He also implemented a new school request process that resulted in a reduction of the waiting period for school from eight months to two months.

“The Virginia Air National Guard recognized Davis for his accomplishments by selecting him as their 2013 Outstanding Senior NCO of the Year. Now, the Air National Guard has recognized him to represent all 54 states and territories as the Senior NCO of the Year; what an honor, and what an accomplishment! He is truly the best of best,” said Command Chief Master Sgt. Jeffery W. Frazier, the senior enlisted member of the Virginia Air National Guard.

Davis completed his associates degree in electrical engineering, is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering through Old Dominion University, and has earned two Community College of the Air Force degrees.

“Master Sgt. Davis’ performance is nothing less than outstanding. His accomplishments … are a testimony to his total dedication to the mission and military life,” said Lt. Col. Peter S. Garner, commander of the 203rd RED HORSE Squadron.

“He is truly a shining example of the outstanding airmen that we have serving in the Virginia Air National Guard. Davis exemplifies professionalism, reflects integrity, and continuously sets the example for all Airmen to follow,” said Frazier.

This type of achievement isn’t new to the steady performer. In 2004, Davis was also recognized as the Virginia Air National Guard Outstanding Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year and the Outstanding Guardsman of the Year for Virginia.

His most recent recognition, however, takes Davis’ success to a new level. The Outstanding Airmen of the Year program selects winners from candidates across the entire Air National Guard. The selection board consists of the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, a general officer and selected Major Command command chiefs. The Air Force Chief of Staff reviews the selections. Winners are recognized at the Air Force Association’s annual convention in Washington, D.C.

Davis’ selection in 2004 spoke volumes about his performance and character as an Airman. To be selected again, and this time at the Air National Guard level, indicates a clear commitment to excellence.

“I wish him luck as he now competes to represent the 2013 Outstanding Senior NCO of the Year for all three components: Active Duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and the Air National Guard,” said Frazier.