Emerging Young Alumni Leader Award. This award is given to a GMC alumnus who has graduated in the last 10 years and is no more than 35 years old. This individual has made an impact in one of the following areas: support to GMC, outstanding contributions to their profession, achievements that bring honor and a demonstration of service and commitment to their community.
2LT Gerard Davis is a prominent young alumnus of the GMC Corps of Cadets who is making quite a mark in the world. As a high school student and JROTC Cadet at Dodge County High School in Eastman, GA, Davis decided to enlist in the Army National Guard to receive the State Service Scholarship. The State Service Scholarship Program is a merit-based and competitive student financial aid program that provides funding to cover the full cost of education for two years at Georgia Military College. Recipients incur an obligation to serve as a commissioned officer in the Georgia National Guard after graduation. This program enables outstanding Georgia students to attend Georgia Military College and then serve their state and country as officers in the Georgia National Guard.
2LT Davis attended basic training in Fort Sill, OK after graduating from high school in July 2015, and then went on to Advanced Individual Training in Fort Leonardwood, MO, where he trained as an 88M Transportation (Motor Transport Operator). Upon returning home in November 2015, Davis knew he wanted to continue with his education, and he started his journey in the GMC Corps of Cadets.
After graduating from the Corps of Cadets in the fall of 2017, 2LT Davis went on to attend Georgia Southern University, where he earned his BS in Supply Chain Management in December 2020. Davis, having been enlisted in the Georgia National Guard since 2015, knew that there was a high chance he would not live in Georgia due to the career field he had chosen. So, he commissioned in the Army Reserves as a 2LT in December 2020 so he could be more mobile in his military career. His current unit is in Kingwood, WV.
In his civilian life, 2LT Davis currently works at Amazon as an Area Manager. 2LT Davis works at Amazon DRC1 in Richmond, VA, a delivery station that sorts, picks, and delivers Amazon packages.
2LT Davis is a brother of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporation, and enjoys speaking to youth through mentorship, community involvement, working out, and competing in body building. He plans to continue to advance his career at Amazon and create more ways to serve his community through his involvement in Omega Psi Phi. He speaks to local youth, motivating them to be the best they can be, stay in school, and have a career plan for their future. He also assists local coaches in training athletes to motivate them to pursue athletics at the next level.
2LT Davis is passionate about equipping high school students with the tools and mentorship they need to accomplish their goals. In May 2021, he awarded his first scholarship to a local high school student who aspires to further her education and career in the military. He has a goal to provide more scholarships to JROTC high school seniors who are interested in furthering their education and pursuing a military career.
2LT Davis lives in Chester, VA. He is married to Angie Davis, and has two stepdaughters, Mia and Lana.