HomeAbout UsBiographiesDisplay

MAJOR GENERAL MATTHEW WOLFE DAVIDSON

PRINT | E-MAIL

Maj. Gen. Matthew Wolfe Davidson is the Director of Operations, Headquarters, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida. As the Director of Operations, he is responsible for implementing and directing operational command policy for AFSOC’s worldwide special operations units including 20,800 personnel, approximately 300 aircraft and $17 billion in assets.

Maj. Gen. Davidson is a 1993 graduate from Oklahoma State University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He is a career Special Tactics Officer and has led Special Operations forces during operations Provide Comfort II, Assured Response, Joint Endeavor, Enduring Freedom- Philippines, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and Freedom Sentinel. He commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels, led joint operations as the Chief of Staff for Special Operations Command Central and served as the Executive Officer to the Air Force Chief of Staff.

Prior to assuming his current assignment, Maj. Gen. Davidson served as Deputy Commanding General for the NATO Special Operations Component Command Afghanistan/Special Operations Joint Task Force Afghanistan.

EDUCATION
1993 Bachelor of Science, Geography, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
2004 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence
2004 Master of Science, International Relations, Troy State University, Ala.
2005 Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
2006 Master of Military Art and Science, School of Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
2007 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2012 Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
2014 Joint Forces Staff College, Naval Station Norfolk, Va.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. January 1994–December 1994, Special Tactics Training, various temporary duty locations
2. December 1994–August 1997, Flight Commander, 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
3. August 1997–August 1998, Assistant Director of Operations, 720th Special Tactics Group, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
4. August 1998–January 2002, Flight Commander, 24th STG, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.
5. January 2002–May 2003, Director of Operations, 320th STG, Kadena Air Base, Japan
6. May 2003–Jun 2004, Commander, 320th STS, Kadena AB, Japan
7. June 2004–June 2005, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
8. June 2005–June 2006, School of Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
9. June 2006–June 2008, Air and Space Strategist, Headquarters Air Force, Project Checkmate, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
10. June 2008–June 2009, Deputy Commander, 24th STG, Pope AFB, N.C.
11. June 2009–April 2011, Commander, 24th STG, Pope AFB, N.C.
12. April 2011–June 2012, Commander, 724th STG, Pope Field, N.C.
13. June 2012–June 2013, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
14. June 2013–June 2014, Chief of Staff, Special Operations Command Central Forward Headquarters, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar
15. September 2014–June 2016, Commander, 24th Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
16. June 2016–April 2018, Executive Officer to the Air Force Chief of Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
17. April 2018–August 2019, Vice Commander, 14th Air Force, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
18. August 2019–December 2019, Deputy Combined Force Space Component Commander, U.S. Space Command, and Vice Commander, 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
19. December 2019–April 2020, Deputy Combined Force Space Component Commander, U.S. Space Command, and Vice Commander, Space Operations Command, U.S. Space Force, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
20. April 2020–April 2021, Deputy Commanding General, NATO Special Operations Component Command- Afghanistan/Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan
12. April 2021–present, Director of Operations, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 2013–June 2014, Chief of Staff, Special Operations Command Central Forward Headquarters, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, as a colonel
2. August 2019–April 2020, Deputy Combined Force Space Component Commander, U.S. Space Command, and Vice Commander, Space Operations Command, U.S. Space Force, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., as a brigadier general
3. April 2020–April 2021, Deputy Commanding General, NATO Special Operations Component Command- Afghanistan/Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan, as a brigadier general

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Sept. 23, 1993
First Lieutenant Sept. 23 1995
Captain Sept. 23, 1997
Major Feb. 1, 2004
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 1, 2007
Colonel Sept. 1, 2011
Brigadier General July 24, 2018
Major General May 7, 2021

(Current as of July 2021)

Engage

Twitter
A new technology being directed for use by all @USAF_ACC installations. The Command and Control Incident Management… https://t.co/ovEDVVTYAB
Twitter
Airmen and Guardians selected for a permanent change of station can now access automated family member travel scree… https://t.co/fGbTPuieaz
Twitter
.@WrightPattAFB Airmen were awarded the prestigious #AirForce 2020 Male and Female Athletes of the Year! Each yea… https://t.co/boCRzMEwVy
Twitter
RT @AETCommand: The newly created Air Force Learning Professionals’ online Communities of Practice are now available in MilSuite! These pra…
Twitter
During a recent interview, @UnderSecAF shared her priorities and how she plans to work towards removing barriers, a… https://t.co/iqAhXlid4p
Twitter
Hear why this #Airman chose to get vaccinated. @SecAFOfficial recently directed the COVID-19 vaccine implementati… https://t.co/BpluKPGnmg
Twitter
Dover AFB's 436th Civil Engineer Squadron pest management section was selected as the lead test hub for future Spot… https://t.co/WEkCBqnRzW
Twitter
To bridge the gap between #AirForce and installation-level efforts, @HQ_AFMC has established a Major Command Barrie… https://t.co/hGrYi8PoXf
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: Secretary Kendall addressed the #NationalDiscussion on Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment today, speaking on the need to…
Twitter
A fire suppression system using rapid-expanding foam is tested in a hangar at Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Ba… https://t.co/j2hvbvsAzF
Twitter
RT @UnderSecAF: Our Airmen, Guardians, and Civil Servants have much to be proud of—their actions saved lives in Afghanistan and our country…
Twitter
#Airmen from the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load a Mk-62 Quickstrike naval mine onto a B-52 Stratofortress d… https://t.co/jaPVcg9tWa
Twitter
#DYK Today is not only Labor Day, but also #NationalReadABookDay? @GenCQBrownJr curates a Leadership Library contai… https://t.co/uITBg82KvC
Twitter
Today is #LaborDay. This holiday is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American worke… https://t.co/qijLG5cjBI
Twitter
RT @UnderSecAF: This Labor Day, I want to highlight a couple of our teammates at the Pentagon that help us accomplish our mission. Thank yo…
Twitter
RT @DeptofDefense: Happy #LaborDay! Today, we celebrate both the achievements and resilience of America’s workers. https://t.co/3f8CBUkmqA
Twitter
RT @GenCQBrownJr: Thank you for all you do for our great nation and Air Force. Happy Labor Day Weekend, stay safe. https://t.co/5L67tcVYcl
Twitter
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center plans to expand its Rapid Airfield Damage Repair training, by opening two more… https://t.co/fAKDYzIn0v
Twitter
Staff Sgt. Angela Martinez is an @EielsonAirForce operations manager by trade, but during a Base Resiliency Exercis… https://t.co/NEkZLjMRtY
Facebook
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
Facebook
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Facebook
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
Facebook
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
Facebook
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Facebook
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Facebook
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Facebook
Like Us
Twitter
1,373,833
Follow Us