Military Member of the Month Chance Davis
Our July Military Member of the Month is Staff Sergeant Chance Davis. Change served in the active Army from 2007-2011 and in the reserves from 2011-2015. He signed up for the Army as a 68W (Combat Medic) because he wanted to help others. His dedication to being the best at every task led him to have the highest physical fitness score in basic training and because Chance stood out from his peers during basic training, the Army Rangers offered him a position in their elite unit. He passed Army Airborne school, Ranger school, and Special Operations Combat Medics (SOCM) course. He then reported to 3rd Ranger Battalion in Fort Benning, GA.
Chance would go on to complete a tour in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan during his time with the unit. 4 weeks after returning from a very kinetic deployment to Afghanistan, Chance was out of the Army without ever attending any transition courses to prepare him for civilian life. After leaving the Army, Chance understandably had a hard time adjusting. Within a few weeks, he went from snatching High-Value Targets to sitting by a pool in the states, trying to figure out what was next. Eventually, in 2012, Chance started a police academy, but he was still not settled. He divorced from his wife of only a few years and one week before graduating the academy decided to work as a civilian contractor overseas.
Upon his return from contracting overseas in 2014, Chance had a hard time figuring out what he was going to do, but he found a new mission in an interesting way. Chance had lived most of his childhood in foster care and various homes since his mother was incarcerated until 10th grade. He had spent some time at a place called the Boys Home of Virginia and went back to visit in 2016. During his visit, Chance met with the Associate Program Director, who happened to be a veteran and former Army officer. Chance was offered a job right away and accepted, but first, he had to report to the Discovery Channel as he had been offered a position as a participant on the show Naked and Afraid. After 40 days in the jungle, Chance returned home with 4 parasites and 40 lbs. less muscle on his body.
Once he was fully recovered, Chance finally began his new job with the Boys Home of Virginia and found his sense of purpose again. He married his new love shortly after and now they are expecting their first child in just a few weeks. While Chance endured many challenges in his life, he always pushed through them with and served others all along the way. His dedication and service to the Army, followed by his heart for the children at the Boys Home had made Chance Davis our Military Member of the Month. Join us in showing Chance our thanks.
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