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Terry Davis

Board Member

J. Terry Davis is an accomplished attorney specializing in estate planning and litigation, offering his expertise to clients in Washington, D.C., and his hometown of Pascagoula, Mississippi. With a diverse professional background, Terry has amassed significant experience as a private practitioner, government attorney, and military officer, having served in various capacities with the United States Air Force. During his esteemed military career, Terry served at base levels both within and outside the continental United States, major commands, and Headquarters, USAF, Washington, D.C. His illustrious journey culminated in his retirement as a Colonel, where he held the pivotal role of Inspector General (IG) for the National Guard Bureau's Air National Guard Readiness Center at Andrews AFB, MD.

A native of Pascagoula, Terry's academic journey includes graduating with honors from Carver High School and obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with honors from Tougaloo College in Mississippi. His legal education took place at Howard University's School of Law in Washington, D.C., culminating in the awarding of a Juris Doctor (JD) Degree in 1976.

Terry's commitment to professional development is evident through his completion of Military Professional Education at the Air War College and Squadron Officers School at Maxwell AFB, AL. Notably, he has received major awards such as the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, and Air Force Longevity Service with a silver star.

Beyond his military accomplishments, Terry has excelled in various roles, including serving as deputy director of the Complaints Resolution Directorate at Headquarters, USAF, Washington, D.C. He played a pivotal role as the program manager for implementing the Air Force Inspector General's first web-based data tracking system for complaints. Additionally, as a member of the legal team at the National Guard Bureau, Terry contributed significantly to the design and implementation of a crucial segment of the U.S. Air Force Reserve Force's Deployment Plan. His efforts resulted in the development of a new Air Force doctrine, introducing the concepts of Operational Control (OPCON) and Administrative Control (ADCON) for Air National Guard members in Title 10 (federal) status.

Terry's leadership extends to managing a diverse team in conducting a cultural assessment of the Air National Guard's human relations environment, addressing hate crimes affecting uniformed service members. He authored a comprehensive report distributed to the 54 National Guard jurisdictions for awareness training. In all aspects of his career, Terry Davis has demonstrated a commitment to excellence, leadership, and innovation in the legal field and military service.

Terry Davis
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