Lieutenant Colonel John R. Davis Jr. – “JD” – hails from Virginia and graduated from Hampton University with a Bachelor’s degree in environmental science in June 2003 and commissioned as a 2LT in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers upon graduation.
LTC Davis’ previous assignments include Fort Lewis, WA where he served in the 14th EN BN as a Sapper Platoon Leader, Support Platoon Leader, and Company Executive Officer; and the 555th EN BDE as an Assistant Brigade Operations Officer. He then served in the 5th EN BN as the S3 Plans Officer and 50th EN Multi-Role Bridge Company (MRBC) Commander; and the U.S. Army Engineer School as a Small Group Instructor for the Engineer Captains Career Course at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Later, LTC Davis served in the 1st Cavalry Division as the G5 Maneuver Planner; 3d Cavalry Regiment as the Regimental Engineer Squadron Executive Officer and Regimental Executive Officer; and III Armored Corps as the Deputy Corps Engineer, Transition Executive Officer to the III Corps Commanding General, and III Corps Secretary of the General/Joint Staff at Fort Hood, TX.
LTC Davis’ oversees tours include five combat deployments. Four deployments to Iraq as a Sapper Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer/Assistant Brigade Operations Officer, MRBC Commander, and CJTF-OIR/IIIC Secretary of the Joint Staff, along with one deployment to Afghanistan as the RC-S/1CD CJ5 Maneuver Planner.
In terms of civilian and military schooling, LTC Davis holds a Bachelor’s degree. from Hampton University, a Master’s degree from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, a M.M.A.S. from Air Command and Staff College, Air University, and a M.M.A.S. from the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies, Army CGSC. LTC Davis’ military schools also include the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Air Command and Staff College, the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies, the Joint Firepower Course, and the Joint Engineer Operations Course.
LTC Davis has written articles about defeating future hybrid threats, published in the U.S. Army’s Military Review and Russia’s evolution of the hybrid threat construct, published in the NATO Joint Warfare Centre’s Three Swords Magazine.
LTC Davis’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2OLC), DMSM, MSM (1OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 Star), Iraq Campaign Medal (3 Stars), Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal (1 Star), Global War on Terror Expeditionary (1 Star), and the NATO – Afghanistan Medal.
LTC Davis is married with two children.