Maj Jeffrey C. Davis
Major Jeffrey C. Davis, a native of Stafford, VA, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. After commissioning, he reported to The Basic School in Quantico, VA graduating with distinction in 2007.
Following TBS, Major Davis reported to MATSG-21 in Pensacola, FL to begin training as a Naval Aviator. Maj Davis was designated a Naval Aviator in 2009 as a distinguished graduate and reported to Marine Attack Training Squadron -203 at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, NC to begin training as an AV-8B pilot.
In May 2010, Major Davis reported to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 at MCAS Yuma, AZ where he earned designations as a Section Lead, Weapons Training Officer, Division Lead, and Landing Signals Officer (LSO). During this tour, Major Davis’ ground assignments included Schedules Officer, Aviation Safety Officer, and Director of Safety and Standardization. From September 2012 to April 2013, Major Davis deployed aboard the USS Peleliu (LHA-5) with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in support of 5th Fleet contingency operations.
In July 2013, Major Davis reported to the Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS), MCB Quantico, VA. Major Davis completed EWS in June 2014 as the honor graduate Upon completion of EWS, Major Davis received orders to Marine Aircraft Group 13 at MCAS Yuma, AZ.
Major Davis reported to MAG-13 in June 2014 and was assigned to VMA 214. While assigned to VMA-214, Major Davis earned designations as a Mission Commander, Air Defense Flight Lead, Low Altitude Tactics Instructor, Air Combat Tactics Instructor, Advanced LSO, Post Maintenance Check Flight pilot, and a Flight Standardization and Leadership Evaluator. Major Davis completed Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 1-15. During this tour, Major Davis’ ground assignments included Quality Assurance Officer, Pilot Training Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer. From January 2016 to June 2016, Major Davis deployed aboard the USS Boxer (LHD-3) with the 13th MEU in support of 5th Fleet contingency operations and Operation Inherent Resolve. Following the deployment, Major Davis reported to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron - 501 for training as an F-35B Transition Pilot with follow-on orders to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan.
Major Davis reported to MAG-12 with orders to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron – 121 in August 2017. Currently serving with VMFA-121, Major Davis served as the Squadron LSO, Aviation Maintenance Officer, MEU Detachment Officer-in-Charge, and Executive Officer. While a member of the Green Knights, he completed four shipboard deployments and supported multiple theatre exercises. He is selected to attend the School of Advanced Warfighting later this year.
Major Davis’ personal decorations include the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Gold Star, the 2014 Lieutenant Colonel Robert J. Johnson Memorial Student, and the 2014 Lieutenant General Roy Geiger Award for Leadership. Major Davis has accumulated over 1,600 flight hours.