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Sgt. 1st Class Shannon L. Davie


Davie retires

Sergeant First Class Shannon L. Davie, a native of Hopkinsville, recently celebrated his retirement from the U.S. Army after 21 years of service. He is the son of Sheila Davie, also of Hopkinsville. Davie is a 1998 graduate of Christian County High School.

He entered the U.S. Army Aug. 5, 1998, attended basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Advanced Individual Training at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, where he completed the Dental Specialist (91E) Course.

His assignments include U.S. Army DENTAC, Fort Rucker, Alabama; 618th Dental Command, Yongsan, South Korea; U.S. Army DENTAC, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; U.S. Army Area Dental Laboratory, Fort Gordon, Georgia; U.S. Army DENTAC, Fort Bliss, Texas; 411th Contracting Support Brigade, Yongsan, South Korea; 412th Contracting Support Brigade, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas; and 409th Contracting Support Brigade, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Davie deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom and numerous other missions providing operational contracting support.

Throughout his diverse military career, Davie served in numerous positions of increasing responsibility including a dental clinic noncommissioned officer-in-charge, contracting team noncommissioned officer-in-charge, senior contracting team noncommissioned officer-in-charge, Mission Installation Contracting Command Headquarter Schools noncommissioned officer-in-charge and a warranted contracting officer.

Davie is a graduate of the Primary Leader Development Course through the Senior Leader Course, including the Anti-Terrorism Officer Basic Course, Army Acquisition Basic Course and Army Acquisition Intermediate Contracting Course. His civilian education includes a master's degree in health administration from the University of Management and Technology and a bachelor's of management with a concentration in program acquisition and contracting from American Military University. He is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III certified in contracting and Level I certified in program management. He also is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps.

Davie's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with six oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (with six oak leaf clusters), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3rd Device), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Device), and the NATO Medal.

Davie has four children, Mia, Deshon, Shannon Jr. and Sophia.


HCC Board of Directors

Leigh Tribble Durden, and Richard Ryan Nelson have been appointed as members of the Hopkinsville Community College Board of Directors by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.

Durden, of Hopkinsville, is a banker. She will serve for a term expiring Sept. 2, 2023; and Nelson, of Cadiz, is an executive director. He will serve for a term expiring Sept. 2, 2024.

The Hopkinsville Community and Technical College Board of Directors is responsible for adopting and implementing an annual budget, approving budget requests, and evaluating the functions of the school and the school's staff.

Christian Heights

Christian Heights Nursing and Rehab has been awarded a four-star overall rating by CMS. This is a great accomplishment as the highest-ranking to be awarded is a five. This facility also had only one deficiency during its last state visit, which was an unannounced visit.

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