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Linn Davis  
Board of Supervisors
Title: District 3 Supervisor

BoS Linn Davis Linn Davis, Major USAF Ret. (Vietnam Veteran)

Linn was born and raised in West Virginia. Prior to joining the Air Force he worked in family timber and cattle business, for the State Soil Conservation Department restoring coal mine strips, and was a certified fire fighting instructor for the State. He graduated from Salem College, Salem, West Virginia in 1967 with a B.S. degree in Industrial Chemistry and obtained a Master of Science Degree with a major in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas in 1978. During a 22 year military career he completed Squadron Officers School, Air Command and Staff College, and National Security Management School. Linn retired at the rank of Major from the United States Air Force in 1989. For the next 19 years Linn was employed by Kerr Rug Company and was their lead estimator for contract sales.

  • Married 43 years
  • Retired Air Force
  • Vietnam Veteran
  • Aircraft Control and Warning Supervisor
  • B-52 Aircrew member
  • Chief of Training Flight Supervisor
  • Combat Crews Training Squadron (CCTS) flight-line instructor
  • CCTS Flight Commander-Supervisor of Instructor and student aircrews of SAC B-52 aircrews
  • Chief of Test and Evaluation – Managed and supervised the design, procurement, and acceptance of HQ SAC’s $700 million dollar high tech flight simulator program.(Interfaced with contractors, designers, hardware, firmware, and software engineers, maintenance personnel, aircrews)
Employment History
  • 2009-present- Volunteer work in Social and Fraternal Organizations. (District 13 inspector for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). (VFW State of California Chief of Staff)
  • 1989-2009 Estimator, job supervisor, and Marketing Manager (Kerr Rug Company, JDA Landscape Architecture)
  • 1986-1989 U.S. Air Force B-52/KC-135 Air Training Device Program Manager
  • 1984-1986 U.S. Air Force Chief of Acquisitions and Testing for the B-52 Air Training Program
  • 1983-1984 U.S. Air Force B-52 Air Training Device Test Director
  • 1971-1983 U.S. Air Force Aircrew Instructor - various disciplines
  • 1968-1970 U.S. Air Force Weapons Controller
  • BS in Chemistry
  • Masters of Science with Major in Operations Management
  • Squadron Officers School
  • Air Command and Staff College
  • National Security Management School
Social and Fraternal Affiliations
  • Life member Winton VFW Post #7792 (Post Trustee for multiple years)
  • 13th District Inspector for the VFW (checking financial records and insuring National, State, Department, and District By-Laws are being followed by 22 Post)
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars State of California “Chief of Staff”
  • VFW National Special Aide-de-Camp
  • VFW National Assistant Inspector General
  • Past Master of Merced Lodge #749
  • Member of Yosemite Lodge #99, Hornitos Lodge #98, Scottish Rite, Shriners of North America, Castle – Atwater Kiwanis, and California State Railroad Museum
  • Chairman of Concerned Citizens for Sensible Growth(worked with community members to successfully defeat the Applegate Ranch housing project)

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