Please join the Appalachian State University Community for a Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial located on the west side of the B.B. Dougherty Administration Building. Remarks will be provided by retired U.S. Army Maj. Ali Donnell Davis ’95 ’01. A reception will follow in the administration building lobby. In case of adverse weather, the ceremony will be moved to the lobby.
In addition, you are invited to join the High Country Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America for additional Veterans Day recognition at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Boone Mall.
About Maj. Ali Donnell Davis
Maj. Ali Donnell Davis, of Charlotte, joined the U.S. Army Reserve in 1989.
Throughout his military career, Davis held numerous posts, including rank one corps protection chemical officer and assistant chief of operations at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. He also served in several posts at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg, including battalion chemical officer, platoon leader, company executive officer, brigade chemical officer, company commander and Army field service battalion executive officer.
Additionally, Davis served as assistant professor of military science and recruiting officer at the University of California, Berkeley. He has deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
He retired in 2016 after more than 20 years of service to the U.S. Army and Army Reserve. Among his nearly two dozen awards and decorations are two Bronze Star medals, three Meritorious Service medals, the Army Achievement Medal and the Joint Service Achievement Medal.
Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in habilitative science in 1995 and a master’s degree in student development in 2001, both from Appalachian.
Davis and his wife, Appalachian alumna Dr. Carmen Davis ’95, of Charlotte, co-own Innovations Counseling and Consulting Services in Charlotte, and have three children.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.