Commander Davis graduated from Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He enlisted in the Navy in April 1990, and following his initial pipeline training, he served as a staff instructor at Nuclear Power Training Unit, Ballston Spa, N.Y. He was subsequently selected for a Naval ROTC scholarship and attended Vanderbilt University, graduating magna cum laude in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
A surface warfare officer, Commander Davis’s initial sea duty assignment was in USS John Hancock (DD 981), homeported in Mayport, Fla., where he served as the First Lieutenant. Following this tour, he served as the Training Officer in USS Stethem (DDG 63) in San Diego, Calif. During both of these tours he deployed to U.S. Fifth Fleet.
Upon completion of Surface Warfare Officer Department Head School in 2005, Commander Davis served as the Weapons Officer, Combat Systems Officer, and Senior Watch Officer in USS O’Kane (DDG 77), homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. During this tour, he deployed to both U.S. Fifth and Seventh Fleets and was awarded the 2007 Junior Officer Award for Tactics Excellence.
Ashore, Commander Davis served as Assistant Officer in Charge and staff instructor at the Center for Surface Combat Systems in San Diego, Calif., where he completed a Master of Science in Global Leadership at the University of San Diego. Following his Department Head tours, he served as the Deputy Executive Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet. His most recent shore assignment was on the Joint Staff, where he served in the Nuclear, Homeland Defense and Current Operations Directorate, J-33.
In December 2010, he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where he served in the Legal Operations Directorate of CJIATF-435.
Commander Davis assumed duties as the Executive Officer, Coastal Riverine Squadron TWO, in April 2014.
Commander Davis’s decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various other unit and campaign awards.