908th SFS Reservist among Air Force 12 Outstanding Airmen


A reservist from the 908th Security Forces Squadron, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, is one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year.

Staff Sgt. Kresston Davis was a senior airman when she was nominated for the award by Air Force Reserve Command. Thirty-four nominees from other major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies and headquarters Air Force also competed for the award.

Davis deployed to the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing, Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, to support operations in Afghanistan. While there, she performed duties usually assigned to a seasoned NCO.

Davis led three squad expeditionary force missions, directing their movement and fire control measures with zero mishaps.

She secured critical airfield where KC-135 Stratotankers supplied 15 million pounds of fuel to aircraft flying Operation Enduring Freedom missions.

She conducted two patrols and led K9 sweep teams outside the perimeter fence to track insurgents.

Senior Airman Kresston L. Davis, 908th Security Forces Squadron, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, is one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2015

Davis helped train 32 security forces members in hand-to-hand combat skills and volunteered for a security detail that had to transport 350 weapons to another location. For her service, she was coined by the deployed security forces commander.

She received an associate degree in criminal justice from the Community College of the Air Force and completed 12 hours toward a bachelor of science degree in information systems, maintaining a 3.0 grade point average.

A graduate of Airman Leadership School, she used her training to mentor four junior Airmen.

Davis and the 11 other outstanding Airmen are invited to attend the Air Force Association’s 2015 Air and Space Conference Sept. 14-16 in National Harbor, Maryland, where they will be recognized for their achievements.

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