Goodfellow officer named AETC FM Company Grade Officer of Quarter

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Second Lt. Ross Davis, with the 17th Comptroller Squadron, was recently recognized by Air Education and Training Command as the Financial Management Company Grade Officer of the Quarter.

"I never thought I would have a chance to win a major command-level award as a second lieutenant," said the surprised, 24-year-old officer from Baton Rouge, La.

The AETC Company Grade Officer of the Quarter award recognizes the outstanding achievements and accomplishments of a company grade officer's job performance, including contributions to mission effectiveness, leadership and mentorship in the workplace and professional and career development and improvement. To a lesser degree, nominations also emphasize contributions, participation and activities outside of job duties.

Lt. Davis met the criteria stated above thanks to his work during both on- and off-duty hours. Some of his most notable on-duty achievements have been leading Goodfellow from last to first place in AETC for delinquent Government Travel Card cases resolved, the creation of a new electronic customer survey form and tracker used to analyzed and improve service in his unit and outstanding service to more than 3,000 personnel
served with an average wait time of under 2 minutes.

Some of Lt. Davis' most notable off-duty accomplishments are his role as the treasurer of the Company Grade Officer's Council and his display of volunteerism in events like
Operation Kids.

Lt. Davis is also an active participant in base intramural sports programs. He has been a starter for both his squadron's volleyball team and the base soccer team and is currently a member of the 17th Mission Support Group's flag football team, the Junk Yard Doggs.

Lt. Davis' recent award has also brought praise from his new squadron commander, Maj. Stephen Cristofori.

"In my short time as comptroller squadron commander, Lt. Davis has been an out-front, take-charge leader. When I read the write up and the lieutenant's numerous accomplishments, I knew it would only be a matter of time before he was named
AETC/FM's CGO of the Quarter," said Maj. Cristofori.

Although the lieutenant's recent award was an individual one, he was quick to give credit to the members of his unit.

"My co-workers felt great because they realize they are the reason I was able to win the award," Lt. Davis said. "Since this was a MAJCOM-level award in our career field, my squadron played a huge role in my success. They all congratulated me and made me feel proud to be representing them," said the lieutenant.

Lt. Davis has won other awards in his less than two years of service, the most notable of which are 17 CPTS CGO of the year for 2005, 17 CPTS CGO of quarter for third quarter of 2005, 17 CPTS CGO of the quarter for the second quarter of 2006 and 17th Training Wing Staff CGO of the quarter for the second quarter of 2006.