Cathy McMorris Rodgers introduces new Military Outreach Liaison | News
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers released a statement Thursday announcing retired Air Force service member and longtime veterans advocate John Davis as her new Veterans and Military Outreach Liaison.
“I am both humbled and honored to welcome John Davis to my team. Over the past four decades John has dedicated his life to serving our country, our military and our veterans, and his compassion for the Eastern Washington veteran community has impacted countless lives,” the congresswoman said.
Davis' role with the congresswoman's office will be to assist veterans with their claims and records, and provide support and information on how to navigate the VA system.
Davis enlisted in the Air Force in 1968 and served in many locations, including Fairchild Air Force Base in the 92 Munitions Maintenance Squadron. While assigned at Fairchild AFB, John graudated from Spokane Falls Community College and Eastern Washington University where he studied counseling and sciences.
In 2000 Davis accepted a job at the Spokane VAMC as the Health Care for Homeless Veterans Coordinator, expanding the program from housing ten veterans in Spokane to over 250 and their family members.
In 2010 he was awarded the “Secretary's Award of Outstanding Achievement" in Service to Homeless Veterans by a VA Organization and last year was named by the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans as the Outstanding Department of Veterans Affairs Staff Member.
Davis lives in Stevens County with his wife of 43 years, Cho Sun Ae.