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MAJOR GENERAL STEPHEN L. DAVIS

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Maj. Gen. S.L. Davis is the Director of Global Power Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, Arlington, Virginia. He is responsible for the direction, planning and programming of more than 150 Air Force, joint service, and international programs which include the F-15, F-16, F-22, F-35, Minuteman III, B-1, B-2, E-4B NAOC, NC3, Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile, Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile, B61, and Ground Based Strategic Deterrent programs with a $22 billion annual budget.

Maj. Gen. Davis was commissioned in 1989 after graduation from Officer Training School. He has served in a variety of operational and staff assignments including commanding a Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missile wing and the nation’s only ICBM flight test squadron. His headquarters staff assignments include duty at Air Force Space Command, Air Staff, U.S. Strategic Command, Joint Staff, and National Nuclear Security Administration. Prior to his current position, the general was the Director of Global Operations at United States Strategic Command.

EDUCATION
1989 Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Wright State University, Fairborn, Ohio
1994 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1997 Master of Business Administration, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.
2002 Master of Military Studies, Marine Command & Staff College, Marine Corps University, Quantico, Va.
2003 Master of Airpower Art and Science, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2008 National Defense Fellow, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Mass.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. December 1989–March 1990, Student, Undergraduate Missile Training, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
2. May 1990–November 1994, Minuteman III Combat Crew Member, Senior Evaluator Crew Commander, and Chief Standardization/Evaluation, 321st Strategic Missile Wing, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
3. December 1994–October 1997, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test Operations Officer, TOP HAND, 576th Flight Test Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
4. November 1997–June 1999, Staff Officer, Missile Operations and Future Concepts Division, Directorate of Operations, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
5. July 1999–October 2000, Executive Officer to the Director of Staff, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
6. November 2000–June 2001, Flight Commander, 11th Space Warning Squadron, 21st Space Wing, Schriever AFB, Colo.
7. July 2001–June 2002, Student, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Quantico, Va.
8. July 2002–June 2003, Student, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. July 2003–May 2004, Chief of Strategy, Concept Development & Strategy Division, Air and Space Operations, Headquarters Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
10. June 2004–November 2004, Joint Staff Secretary and Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (J1), Iraq Survey Group, Multi-National Force–Iraq, Baghdad
11. December 2004–June 2005, Deputy Chief, Aerospace Expeditionary Force Policy Division, Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
12. June 2005–June 2007, Commander, 576th Flight Test Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
13. July 2007–July 2008, National Defense Fellow, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Mass.
14. August 2008–June 2009, Chief NIGHT FIST Division, Global Innovation and Strategy Center, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
15. July 2009–July 2010, Chief, Operations Plans Division (J35), Global Operations Directorate, and Chief of Staff, U.S. Cyber Command Planning and Implementation Team, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
16. July 2010–May 2011, Vice Commander, 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
17. June 2011–June 2012, Commander, 91st Missile Wing, Minot AFB, N.D.
18. June 2012–June 2013, Assistant Deputy Director, Command, Control and Nuclear Operations (J36), The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
19. July 2012–August 2014, Assistant Deputy Director, Nuclear, Homeland Defense and Current Operations (J33), The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
20. September 2014–June 2016, Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Applications, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.
21. July 2016–July 2017, Director, Manpower, Organization and Resources, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel, and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington Va.
22. August 2017–May 2018, Special Assistant to the Air Force Chief of Staff for Squadron Revitalization, Office of the Air Force Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
23. June 2018–September 2020, Director of Global Operations, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
24. October 2020–present, Director, Global Power Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Arlington, Va.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 2008–June 2009, Chief, NIGHT FIST Division, Global Innovation and Strategy Center, Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. as a colonel
2. July 2009–July 2010, Chief, Operations Plans Division (J35), Global Operations Directorate, and Chief of Staff, United States Cyber Command Planning and Implementation Team, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb. as a colonel
3. June 2012–August 2014, Assistant Deputy Director, Command, Control and Nuclear Operations (J36) and later Assistant Deputy Director, Nuclear, Homeland Defense and Current Operations (J33), The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. as a colonel and brigadier general
4. September 2014–June 2016, Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, Washington D.C. as a brigadier general
5. June 2018–September 2020, Director of Global Operations, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb. as a major general

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Combat Readiness Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with “N” device and silver oak leaf cluster

EFFECTIVE DATES OF RANK
Second Lieutenant Dec. 22, 1989
First Lieutenant Dec. 22, 1991
Captain Dec. 22, 1993
Major March 1, 2001
Lieutenant Colonel April 1, 2004
Colonel Oct. 1, 2008
Brigadier General Aug. 29, 2014
Major General June 1, 2018

(Current as of October 2020)

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