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BRIGADIER GENERAL MATTHEW WOLFE DAVIDSON

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Brig. Gen. Matthew Wolfe Davidson is the Deputy Combined Force Space Component Commander, U.S. Space Command, and Vice Commander, 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Brig. Gen. Davidson leads more than 17,000 joint and combined personnel with a mission to plan, integrate, conduct and assess global space operations in order to deliver combat relevant space capabilities to combatant commanders, coalition partners, joint forces and the nation. The general plans and executes space operations through four distinct and geographically dispersed operations centers, including Combined Space Operations Center at Vandenberg AFB, California; Missile Warning Center at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colorado; Joint Overhead Persistent Infrared Center at Buckley AFB, Colorado; and Joint Navigation Warfare Center located at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico.

As Deputy and Vice Commander, Davidson provides space capabilities such as space domain awareness, space electronic warfare, satellite communications, missile warning, nuclear detonation detection, environmental monitoring, military intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, navigation warfare, command and control, positioning, navigation and timing in support of USSPACECOM and other combatant commands. He also executes command and control of assigned multinational forces in support of operation Olympic Defender, as directed by USSPACECOM.

Brig. 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 and Iraqi Freedom. He commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels and led joint operations as the Chief of Staff for Special Operations Command Central. Prior to assuming his current assignment, Brig. Gen. Davidson served as the Executive Officer to the Air Force Chief of Staff .

EDUCATION
1993 Bachelor of Science, Geography, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
1999 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2004 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, 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, Norfolk Naval Station, Va.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. January 1994–December 1994, Special Tactics Training Pipeline
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 Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.
5. January 2002–May 2003, Director of Operations, 320th Special Tactics Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan
6. May 2003–June 2004, Commander, 320th Special Tactics Squadron, 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 Special Tactics Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C.
11. June 2009–April 2011, Commander, 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C.
12. April 2011–June 2012, Commander, 724th Special Tactics Group, Pope Army 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–present, Deputy Combined Force Space Component Commander, U.S. Space Command, and Vice Commander, 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
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
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters

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

(Current as of October 2019)

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