Captain Joseph A. Davis
Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group
FIRST Navy Expeditionary Logistics Regiment
A native of Rocky Mount, VA and 1984 graduate of Franklin County High School, Captain Joseph Davis enlisted in the Navy’s Nuclear Power Program in September 1985 and was later commissioned in 1992 via the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program at Prairie View A & M University, in Prairie View, TX, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting (Summa Cum Laude). He also received a Masters of Science in Information Technology Management from Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA in March 2005 (Magna Cum Laude).
Captain Davis is a graduate of the Wharton Business School Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania; the Business Resources Management Program for Navy Acquisition Contracting at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia; He is also a graduate of the Advanced Program in Logistics and Technology at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Additionally, he is qualified Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level II.
Captain Davis’ operational assignments include tours as Disbursing and Food Service Officer on USS YELLOWSTONE (AD 41) from 1993 to 1996, Supply Officer on USS NEBRASKA (SSBN 739) (BLUE) from 1998 to 2000, Executive Officer of Navy Cargo Handling Battalion ONE in 2005 to 2007, and Commanding Officer of Navy Cargo Handling Battalion ONE in 2011 to 2013.
His assignments ashore include a Business Financial Management Internship at PEO Undersea Warfare at NAVSEA, Aviation Support Division and Assistant Supply Officer at Naval Air Facility, Navy District Washington D.C., Director of Logistics, Navy Region Midwest, Reserve Component Command, Director of Training, Readiness at Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group in Williamsburg, VA, and Chief of Staff and Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics (N4), U.S. Naval Forces Korea.
Personal military decorations include the Legion of Merit, Navy Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He has earned warfare qualifications (Supply Corps) in Expeditionary Logistics, Submarines, Surface, and Aviation. His professional achievements include subspecialties in Supply Acquisition and Distribution, Financial Management and Information Technology.