Kyle Pennington joined Davenport Motor Company a little over a year ago as one of our main technicians at the Colleyville location. Kyle is currently a member of the Texas Army National Guard. On January 4th, 2017 Kyle, will deploy for his first active duty tour in Kuwait. We would like to share with you his story.
The fascination with machinery and how things work started at a very young age for Kyle. He grew up around cars and his step-father took him to the track where he drag raced. Kyle loved the speed and vibration of the engines around him. This made him want to take a more hands-on approach in his career as he got older.
After high school, Kyle attended collision school and interviewed with a local Lexus dealership where he received his first job working on cars. He spent over seven months in training, learning the ins and outs of Lexus vehicles. He worked a few years for the dealership, but the job left him wanting more. Although Kyle loved working on cars, his mechanical fascination took new heights when he enlisted in the Army. After basic training, he went on to advanced training in helicopter maintenance in Virginia where he graduated top of his class. With training completed and his skills highly sharpened and advanced, Kyle joined the Davenport team!
While working on cars is extremely fulfilling to Kyle, he is looking forward to the new experiences and opportunities for growth his deployment will allow. “I’m really looking forward to creating a bond with new people and a fresh sense of community. But I’m not looking forward to the heat, or the ready-to-eat meals.” Kyle will be one of the mechanics responsible for maintenance and repair on Boeing CH47s, also called a “Chinook” helicopter.
Kyle will be deployed for about a year, and during this time he can take classes to advance his academic plans and further his goal to becoming a pilot. What does he have in mind for when he gets back stateside? A trip to Florida to visit family, buy a house, and then maybe a car.
We look forward to Kyle’s return and we wish him the best of luck during his deployment!