Commander Marc Davis
CDR Marc Davis graduated from the Naval Academy in 1998, with a degree in Naval Architecture Engineering. His first sea tour was on USS O’BANNON (DD 987), where he served as Combat Information Center Officer, 1st Lieutenant and Operations Officer. Upon completion of this tour, he served in Puerto Rico, Panama and Colombia as a liaison officer.
His second sea tour was as Electrical and Auxiliaries Officer on USS SAMUEL B ROBERTS (FFG 58). During this time, the ship deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to 6th Fleet as the Standing NATO Forces Atlantic and Mediterranean Force Air Defense Commander. For shore duty, he served as the SUW/AW Weapons Division Officer at ATGPAC.
His first department head tour was as Chief Engineer on USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53). During this time, the ship completed a 7th Fleet Ballistic Missile Defense deployment. For his follow on tour, he was Chief Engineer on USS PRINCETON (CG 59). During this time, the ship completed two Force Air Defense Commander deployments in 5th and 7th Fleet.
After his Department Head tours, CDR Davis attended the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College, completing a Master’s Degree in Joint Operational Planning and the U.S. Army’s Space Officer course. Following this, he completed a second Master’s Degree in Theater Operations at the U.S. Army’s School of Advance Military Studies (SAMS). Upon completion of this school, he deployed as a Campaign Planner with the International Security Assistance Force headquarters CJ5 shop in Kabul.
Prior to XO/CO Fleet up pipeline training, CDR Davis was the Navy Air and Missile Defense Command Integrated Air Missile Defense Weapons Tactics Instructor shop lead.
His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (gold star in lieu of three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (gold star in lieu of two awards), Non-Article 5 NATO Medal, and the French National Defense Medal (bronze echelon).