Vance Warrior of the Week -- Capt. Christoper Davis

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  • By Frank McIntyre
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Capt. Christopher Davis, 71st Flying Training Wing, was nominated as Warrior of the Week because he "is an outstanding warrior with a 'can do' attitude that excels in all areas," said his supervisor, Maj. Robert Truax, chief of wing plans. "Captain Davis was hand picked to lead the Exercise Evaluation Team because of his superior attention to detail and his drive to make the base the best in Air Education and Training Command," Major Truax said. A the chief exercise planner for the base, Captain Davis is in charge of developing challenging, realistic scenarios that evaluate the wing's responses to different types of events, including deployments, resource protection, major accidents, natural disasters, terrorism and recalls. He does this by leading a team of 40 highly qualified EET members recruited from the bases different organizations. Before assuming his present duties, Captain Davis was a T-6 instructor pilot with the 8th Flying Training Squadron and still performs as an IP on a limited basis. He came to Vance a year ago from Laughlin AFB, Texas, where he was among the first instructor pilots in AETC to upgrade to the T-6 during the conversion from the T-37 there. His IP assignment at Laughlin was a return to the base where he completed his undergraduate pilot training. Between his stays at Laughlin, the Air Force Academy graduate was a KC-135 pilot at McConnell AFB, Kan. While stationed at McConnell, the Warrenton, Va., native met Hays, Kan. native Cassandra, who became Mrs. Davis. Off-duty, Captain Davis cherishes time spent with his wife and son Mitchell, who turns 2 on Nov. 1. Their time together is valuable because his wife also has a demanding career in Anthony, Kan., where she is Dr. Cassandra Davis, an internist at Anthony Medical Center. His other interests include traveling, history and photography. Some of that traveling comes during the two hours he spends each day commuting to and from the Davis home in ????, Kan. He hopes his interest in history can be combined with his career and one day lead to an assignment at the Air Force Academy as a history instructor. Captain Davis' photography hobby has resulted in wins in the Air Mobility Command photo contests. His favorite subject, naturally is aircraft. His passion for aircraft and flying isn't limited to his job and capturing images of them. He said his son was named for the B-25 bomber. He probably feels right at home with the joint service mission at Vance. He came from a Navy family -- his father is a retired submariner and a brother was a surface warfare officer during Desert Storm.