EPME member wins ANGRC quarterly award
By Master Sgt. Mavi Smith, The I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center
/ Published August 27, 2009
McGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. -- A member of The I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center received the Civilian of the Quarter, Category 1 award for the Air National Guard Readiness Center during commander's call at the Andrews Air Force Base, Md., theatre on August 21.
Edna C. Davis, a secretary for the Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center, received the award for her contributions to the Academy of Military Science for the time period of April 1 through June 30.
"It's really an honor to receive this award," said Davis, "A lot of work went into what I got recognized for but it was kind of sad because the Academy of Military Science was leaving."
The Academy of Military Science, the Air National Guard officer commissioning program, relocated to Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., in July to form a partnership with the Air Force's Officer Training School.
During the time period of the award, and for 17 years prior to that, Davis was the secretary for the Academy of Military Science.
The nomination for award package cited Davis as the, "Keystone to the immensely successful events surrounding the last Academy of Military Science graduation at McGhee Tyson ANGB, Tenn."
Davis contributions included the planning and execution of a special commissioning and farewell ceremony that showcased the program to more than 750 guests from the Air National Guard and Air Force community.
In addition to her administrative support responsibilities, Davis spent countless hours developing a strategy to host the ceremony. Among her many contributions, she located and invited graduates and staff from the program's 38 years of service to the ceremony; solved a seating shortage by revamping the floor layout to accommodate space for an additional 144 guests; and organized both a special Academy of Military Science alumni breakfast and commissioning ceremony reception that were hosted by Lt. Gen. Harry M. Wyatt III, the director of the Air National Guard.
Davis's has been recognized for outstanding performance many times during her career at the Training and Education Center. She has won the center's quarterly award three times and in 2002, she received the Civilian of the Year, Category 1 award for both the Training and Education Center and the Air National Guard Readiness Center.