ASHVILLE, NC – The largest progressive group of veterans in America, VoteVets PAC, is endorsing retired Air Force Colonel Morris “Moe” Davis for Congress from the 11th district of North Carolina, today.
“Anyone who has turned on a TV in the past few years knows that retired-Colonel Davis belongs in Congress,” said Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chair of VoteVets. “It isn’t just that he understands the threats we face, and when we should and should not use military force. And it isn’t just that he’s a fierce defender of veterans’ earned benefits and military families. It’s that this is a man who feels the call to always serve others and country, before himself. That’s the attitude that is all too lacking in Washington. He’ll bring much needed change to DC, and make his district proud.”
Moe Davis is a retired Air Force Colonel, former Chief Prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay, Director of the Air Force Judiciary, national security specialist for Congress, law professor, judge, speaker, writer and expert who has appeared on news shows from NBC to CNN, CBS, Fox, MSNBC and NPR.
His military honors include the Legion of Merit, six Meritorious Service Medals, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Headquarters Air Force Judge Advocate of the Year award.
Moe Davis, 61, born, raised and educated in North Carolina, joined the Air Force in 1983 after graduating from North Carolina Central University Law School and began his career as Chief of Military Justice at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida. He was ultimately promoted to Colonel in 2001 and was assigned as Chief Prosecutor for the Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay in September, 2005. Among his first policies there was to prohibit the use of evidence obtained through torture. When the Bush Administration ordered him to change that policy, Col. Davis refused and resigned his post. His final assignment was as Director of the Air Force Judiciary and he retired from the military after 25 years of service in 2008.
Among his policy priorities as Congressman will be to prevent the privatization of Veterans healthcare.