Wishing Davis the best after 40 years of service

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  • By Ashley Podrasky
  • 911th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

After providing 40 years of service to the Department of Defense, Larry Davis, general engineer for the Civil Engineering Squadron, retired July 29, 2016.


Coming from a military family where each of his brothers served, he followed in his father’s footsteps and enlisted in the Navy. Davis’ military service began in 1972 when he received his commission from the U.S. Naval Academy.


Davis spent six years with the Naval Civil Engineer Corp. After his time there, Davis worked 30 years for the Navy Civil Service, in which time he traveled between Japan and his hometown in Maine.


While stationed in Japan in 1979, Davis met his wife, Helen. They were married in 1980 and had six children together. Davis’ family spent 19 continuous years in Japan prior to coming to the 911th as a civilian in 2013.


“I’ve enjoyed all the projects that I’ve been assigned,” said Davis about his time at the 911th.


Davis said he has enjoyed working with the people here and wishes everybody the best.


“I want to thank people for my time here,” said Davis. “I appreciated the opportunity, the confidence people put in me and the jobs that have been assigned.”


After three years of service at the 911th, 40 years in total, Davis is ready for the next step in his life. Davis’ future plans include returning to ministry and running for U.S. Senate in Maine.


“Treat others the way you want to be treated,” is the advice Davis gives to the 911th. “I say that when I’m serving somebody in my job, I try to treat them the way I like to be served.”