CDR Frank Davis
Commander Frank Davis, a native of Girard, Ohio, graduated from Youngstown State University in 1996, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.
CDR Davis was commissioned as an Ensign in 2000 through the OCS program. Following flight training at VT-4 and the 562nd Flight Training Squadron (Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas), he was designated a Naval Flight Officer in March 2002 and was assigned to VP-30 (Jacksonville, Florida) to attend initial training in the P-3C Orion.
CDR Davis’s initial Fleet assignment was with the “Grey Knights” of Patrol and Reconnaissance Squadron Forty-Six (VP-46) in Whidbey Island, Washington from 2002-2006. During his time with the “Grey Knights” he deployed to Fifth Fleet and Seventh Fleet AORs and qualified as Tactical Coordinator, Mission Commander, Instructor Naval Flight Officer, and Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI).
In February 2006 he was assigned to Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Ten (COMPATRECONWING 10) in Whidbey Island, WA where he served as WTI. During this tour he earned is Masters of Science in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego.
In March 2008, CDR Davis reported aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) in Norfolk, Virginia serving as Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer (“Shooter”).
In March 2010 he was assigned to the Maritime Patrol Weapons School (MPRWS) at Patrol and Reconnaissance Squadron Thirty (VP-30) in Jacksonville, Florida where he served as Training Department Head and Fleet Instructor Under Training (IUT) Instructor NFO.
Following that tour, CDR Davis was assigned to VP-45 where he deployed to Seventh Fleet AOR and transitioned to the P-8 Poseidon. His duties included Tactics Officer, Training Officer, and Maintenance Officer.
In May 2014 CDR Davis was assigned to the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. He served as Operations Officer in the J-3, Current Operations (J-33) and Future Operations Divisions (J-35).
CDR Davis reports to TACRON ELEVEN (VTC-11) as Executive Officer in December 2017.
CDR Davis’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medals, Four Navy Commendation Medals including a combat “V” device, Navy Achievement Medal, and numerous unit and campaign awards.