AF Reserve News

Miller Testifies on AFR Budget
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, speaks with Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief of National Guard Bureau, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C., April 17, 2018. Miller met with the committee to discuss fiscal year 2019 budgeting for the Air Force Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)
Miller Testifies on AFR Budget
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, chief of Air Force Reserve, and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, testifies with fellow Guard and Reserve component chiefs during the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C., April 17, 2018. The chiefs met with the committee to discuss fiscal year 2019 budgeting for the Guard and Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)
Miller Testifies on AFR Budget
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, chief of Air Force Reserve, and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, testifies with fellow Guard and Reserve component chiefs during the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C., April 17, 2018. The chiefs met with the committee to discuss fiscal year 2019 budgeting for the Guard and Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)
Miller Testifies on AFR Budget
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, chief of Air Force Reserve, and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, testifies with fellow Guard and Reserve component chiefs during the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C., April 17, 2018. The chiefs met with the committee to discuss fiscal year 2019 budgeting for the Guard and Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)
Miller Highlights AF Reserve Issues at Caucus Breakfast
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, speaks to the audience at the House National Guard and Reserve Component Caucus Breakfast at the Rayburn Building, Washington D.C., April 13, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col Denise Kerr)
Miller Highlights AF Reserve Issues at Caucus Breakfast
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, speaks with Ohio Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-2nd) at the House National Guard and Reserve Component Caucus Breakfast at the Rayburn Building, Washington D.C., April 13, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col Denise Kerr)
Miller Highlights AF Reserve Issues at Caucus Breakfast
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, Chief of Air Force Reserve, and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, speaks with Maryland Congressman Anthony Brown (D-4th) at the House National Guard and Reserve Component Caucus Breakfast at the Rayburn Building, Washington, D.C., April13, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col Denise Kerr)
Lt. Gen. Miller Testifies before House Appropriations Committee
U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Gen. Maryanne Miller, Chief of Air Force Reserve, and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, speaks with Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, United States Army Reserve Command, prior to meeting with the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington D.C., April 12, 2018. The chiefs met with the committee to discuss fiscal year 2019 budgeting for the Guard and Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)
Lt. Gen. Miller Testifies before House Appropriations Committee
Component chiefs for the Guard and Reserve prepare to be seated prior to meeting with the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington D.C., April 12, 2018. The chiefs met with the committee to discuss fiscal year 2019 budgeting for the Guard and Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)
Lt. Gen. Miller Testifies before House Appropriations Committee
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters, and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, speaks with fellow Guard and Reserve component chiefs prior to meeting with the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington D.C., April 12, 2018. The chiefs met with the committee to discuss fiscal year 2019 budgeting for the Guard and Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)

Warfighter named outstanding security forces civilian of year

Mark Davis and MSgt Richard Duvall from the AFIMSC Installation Support Directorate Integrated Defense Integration Cell, look at data gathered for analysis.  He has been selected as the 2017 Air Force Outstanding Security Forces Higher Headquarters Civilian of the Year.  Davis is part of a think-tank initiative that takes problems and analyzes data to provide courses of action in innovative ways.

Mark Davis and Master Sgt. Richard Duvall from the Air Force Installation and Mission Service Center Installation Support Directorate Integrated Defense Integration Cell, look at data gathered for analysis. He has been selected as the 2017 Air Force Outstanding Security Forces Higher Headquarters Civilian of the Year. Davis is part of a think-tank initiative that takes problems and analyzes data to provide courses of action in innovative ways. (U.S. Air Force photo by Vicki Stein)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) -- Mark Davis, a member of the Installation Support Directorate Integrated Defense Integration Cell, has been selected as the 2017 Air Force Outstanding Security Forces Higher Headquarters Civilian of the Year.

In announcing the award, AFIMSC Commander Maj. Gen. Brad Spacy said the recognition was “well deserved. This is huge recognition of the important work Mr. Davis does for our enterprise!”

Lt. Col. Robert Shaw, Security Forces Enterprise-Wide Integration Branch chief, was not surprised at Davis’ accomplishment.

“Mark is a great asset for our (Protection Services Division) and for AFIMSC,” he said. “His years of experience and knowledge are invaluable to building and working within multi-functional teams. His efforts and teamwork have translated to enterprise-wide projects and solutions that impact multiple career fields, installations and (major commands) and help keep the Air Force and its Airmen flying high."

Davis is part of a think-tank initiative that takes problems and analyzes data to provide courses of action in innovative ways. Integrated defense is the integration of multidisciplinary active and passive, offensive and defensive capabilities, employed to mitigate potential risks and defeat adversary threats to Air Force operations.

Over the past year, he has been a key member of a collaborative team that helped developed AFIMSC’s Rescue Task Force Initiative, incorporating four career fields -- fire, EOD, emergency management and security forces -- into an enterprise-wide program for fiscal year 2018. The initiative proposed new policy and guidance that brings medics, fire and rescue into an active incident area along with security forces as first responders to handle incidents such as Active Shooter.

Davis also helped conceptualize a solution to determine the scope of security projects not getting resolved through the current Air Force processes. He led a team that looked at the scope of the problem, performed a data call that identified nearly 1,000 projects costing an estimated $2 billion. His team’s solution yielded the first ever Air Force-wide roll-up of installation risk assessment data, allowing AFIMSC to advocate for limited resources and help prioritize requested projects.

Last summer, he spearheaded an Air Force anti-terrorism data call to assess requirements across the enterprise. He collected data, analyzed it and reported 151 projects across 81 bases. The data call allowed AFIMSC to be poised to execute the first-ever enterprise-wide prioritization of security projects for Air Force installations.

Davis also devoted hundreds of hours to public service for his community as Chairman of the Schertz City Council’s Main Street Working Group, working to develop improvements in the city’s original downtown district. In addition he participated in Schertz’s “Love Where You Live” clean-up project to help revitalize older historic city neighborhoods.

He’s a retired chief master sergeant with 30 years of active duty service and has been an Air Force civilian for the past nine years. He began working at HQ AFIMSC in the summer of 2015.