Special to the Journal
Albany, Ga – The Albany Area YMCA will celebrate 103 years of serving the community at the YMCA Annual Dinner on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. at Merry Acres Conference Center. At the banquet, the YMCA will highlight achievements of the past year and honor the accomplishments of volunteers and staff. The keynote speaker for the event will be Colonel Donald J. Davis, Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany. A native of Dover, New Jersey, Col. Davis assumed command of MCLB Albany on May 25, 2012.
He is a graduate of the Advanced Logistics Officers Course and the Marine Corps Logistics Education Program at Penn State. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Webster University, graduating with high honors in March 1996.
Col. Davis’ awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal w/two stars, Navy Commendation Medal (gold star in lieu of second award), Navy Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation w/one star, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Medal with one star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with two stars, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with seven stars, United Nations Medal, NATO Medal ISAF Afghanistan and the Kuwait Liberation Medal.