Colonel Richard J. Davis is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina. COL Davis received his commission as he graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Promotion in 1998. He received his Master of Arts in Management and Leadership from Webster University. He earned a Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.
COL Davis’ military education includes Infantry Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Captain’s Career Course, US Army Command and General Staff College, United States Army War College, Ranger School, Basic Airborne Course, Jumpmaster Course, and Air Assault Course.
COL Davis’ duty assignments include: Platoon Leader/Company Executive Officer, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Republic of Korea; Platoon Leader/Battalion Public Affairs Officer, 1st Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia; Assistant Operations Officer/Company Commander, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Company Observer, Coach, Trainer (OC/T), Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Battalion S4, 2nd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington; Division Chief of Operations/DCG-O Executive Officer, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado; Operations Officer, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado; Brigade Operations Officer, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado; Exchange Officer, Headquarters, British Army, Andover, England; Battalion Commander, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Battalion/Brigade OC/T, Fort Polk, Louisiana. His last assignment was a student at the US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He has served in multiple operational deployments worldwide to include Afghanistan (3), and Iraq (4 tours).
COL Davis’ awards and decorations include the Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, Bronze Star Medal (3OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2OLC). He has also earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge. COL Davis has also been inducted into the Infantry Order of St. Maurice and awarded the Czechoslovakian Parachutist Badge.