Vicksburg, Miss……The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s James Davis has returned from a two-year deployment to Afghanistan in support of Overseas Contingent Operations.
He deployed in August 2012 to Afghanistan where he worked as a contracting officer representative and site manager for the Operations and Maintenance Division. He then worked in Engineering and Construction as a construction representative and project engineer the final nine months of his deployment. He was located at Qalaa House, Camp Phoenix, Camp Spann, and Camp Marmal.
“I have deployed overseas for combat operations as a soldier four times before. However, as a U. S. Army Corps of Engineers civilian, I had many opportunities to interact with a great team of talented professionals while in a challenging environment. It has been a very rewarding experience. I look forward to returning to DeGray Lake and being able to better contribute to the team and project office,” Davis stated.
Davis was awarded the NATO Medal, the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism, and twice the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service Medal.
Davis will resume his duties as contract technician and purchase card holder at DeGray Lake, Arkansas. A native of Tuckerman, Arkansas, Davis holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University. He and his wife, Stacey, of Paragould, Arkansas, are the parents of four children.
The Corps supports the U. S. Army by deploying members of its civilian workforce who volunteer to support the Army’s mission worldwide. Since 2002, the Vicksburg District has deployed over 180 civilians to Iraq and Afghanistan. This civilian workforce provides a unique expertise to the fighting forces, including a reach-back capability that taps the expertise of the Corps of Engineers as a whole. The Corps continues to play a key role in defense operations as well as responding to natural disasters, both at home and abroad.
Release no. 14-051