As the administrative assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Davidson served as a member of the Senior Executive Service at Headquarters U.S. Air Force in Washington, D.C. Prior to his retirement in October 2011, he was the Air Force’s senior career civilian adviser to the secretary, managing and supporting administratively the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, its 1,650-member Secretariat and supported field operating agencies. These include manpower, people, organization, budget, supply and the secretary’s contingency fund; information, personnel and industrial security; security oversight for U.S. treaty issues; special access programs; and antiterrorism.
Before becoming administrative assistant in 1994, Davidson was the deputy administrative assistant. He served as an active-duty Air Force officer for 22 years, serving as an Air Force Office of Special Investigations agent and chief of the Air Force Polygraph Program. At the time of his retirement from active duty, Davidson was the deputy for security and investigative programs at Headquarters U.S. Air Force. He retired as a colonel and entered the Senior Executive Service in 1990.
Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors consists of representatives from CAP and the Air Force and civilians involved in education, aviation and emergency management.
As three of the 11 members of the Board of Governors, Clarke, Johnson and Davidson join other distinguished Air Force, CAP and civilian advisers, including retired Air Force Maj. Gens. John M. Speigel and Susan L. Pamerleau and retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Sanford “Sandy” Schlitt.
CAP members on the Board of Governors are current National Commander Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr, former National Commander Brig. Gen. Richard L. Anderson, current National Vice Commander Brig. Gen. Joseph R. Vazquez and Lt. Col. Edward F. “Ned” Lee.
The other member of the Board of Governors is Paul L. Graziani, chief executive officer and co-founder of Analytical Graphics Inc., who was reappointed to a second three-year term on the Board of Governors last year.
Anderson currently serves as chairman of the Board of Governors, while Speigel is vice chairman.
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 61,000 members nationwide. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 54 lives in fiscal year 2011. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to nearly 27,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for 70 years. It is a major partner of Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com or www.capvolunteernow.com for more information on CAP.
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