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Communications Director

Captain Leighton Davis



Civil Air Patrol

2008 Advanced Incident Command
2008 Cadet Protection Course
2008 Senior Rating, Cadet Programs
2009 Corporate Learning Course
2010 Squadron Leadership School
2010 Basic Officer Course
2010 Recruitment & Retention Course, Technician
2010 Operational Resource Management Course
2011 Civil Air Patrol Safety Course, Basic
2012 Training Leaders of Cadets
2015 Cadet Protection Basic Course
2016 Operation Resource’s Intermediate Course
2017 Cadet Protection Advanced Course
2017 Civil Air Patrol Safety Course, Technician
2018 Cadet Programs Course, Senior Rating
2020 Civil Air Patrol Communication Course, Technician

2010-2012 Deputy Squadron Commander, Kansas 130th Composite Squadron
2010-2012 Aerospace Education Officer, Kansas 130th Composite Squadron
2010-2012 Communications Officer, Kansas 130th Composite Squadron
2010-2012 Operations Officer, Kansas 130th Composite Squadron
2010-2012 Public Affairs Officer, Kansas 130th Composite Squadron
2011-2013 Search & Rescue Mission Pilot, 130th Composite Squadron
2013-2018 Transport & Cadet Orientation Pilot, Kansas Wing
2014-2016 Government Relations Liaison, Kansas Wing Command Staff
2017-2020 Deputy Squadron Commander, Kansas 77th Composite Squadron
2019-2020 Emergency Services Training Officer, Kansas 77th Composite Squadron
2018-2020 Communications Officer, Kansas 77th Composite Squadron
2019-2020 Safety Officer, Kansas 77th Composite Squadron
2020- Director of Communications, Kansas Wing Command Staff

Major Awards and Decorations
Wing Commander's Commendation Award, Kansas Wing (2)
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, United States Air Force
Certificate of Recognition for Lifesaving with Silver Star

Effective Date of Promotion
Second Lieutenant, 31 January 2008
First Lieutenant, 16 January 2009
Captain, 30 August 2010

Owner & President, 1st Due Emergency Response Solutions LLC.


2004 Bachelors of Science, Fire Science Engineering, University of Phoenix
1999 Kansas Certified Emergency Manager Program
1994 Kansas Peace Officer Certification Program, University of Kansas
1990 Federal Certified Emergency Manager, FEMA/USFA
1988 Emergency Medical Providers Program, Labette Community College

Territory Manager - Casco Industries Incorporated
Emergency Management Director - Labette County Kansas
Rural Fire Coordinator - Labette County Kansas
Fire Chief - Pottawatomie County Fire District
Senior Public Safety Specialist - Metro Topeka Airport Authority
Lieutenant - Chanute Fire Department
Technical Rescue Supervisor, Medic - Riley County EMS
Asst. Fire Chief - Cherryvale Fire Department
Asst. Fire Chief - Hackberry Township Fire Department
Deputy Sheriff -Labette County Sheriff’s Department
Deputy Sheriff - Pottawatomie County Sheriff's
Department Asst. Director - Labette County Ambulance Service
Adjunct Instructor - University of Kansas Fire Service Training
Adjunct Instructor - University of Missouri Fire Service Training

Awards and Recognition
Fire-Dex Platinum Medal Award 2020
Fire-Dex Gold Medal Award 2019, 2018, 2017, 2008
Civil Air Patrol Family of the Year 2009
Fire-Dex Silver Medal Award 2007
Award of Valor, Metro Topeka Airport Authority 1995
First Responder of the Year, Riley & Pottawatomie Counties Kansas 1994
Emergency Medical Technician of the Year, Labette County Kansas 1988

Best Practices For A Healthier Department - 2018

(Current as of January 2021)

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