J3 Director, Global Operations

Major General Stephen L. Davis

Maj. Gen. S.L. Davis is the Director of Global Operations, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He serves as the principal advisor to the USSTRATCOM Commander on operational matters and is responsible for effectively synchronizing component, joint and coalition operations and directing assigned forces to achieve Commander USSTRATCOM and National objectives to defend the nation and its allies.

 

General 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 ICBM wing and the nation’s only ICBM flight test squadron. His headquarters staff assignments include duty at Air Force Space Command, the Air Staff, U.S. Strategic Command, the Joint Staff, and the National Nuclear Security Administration. Prior to his current position, the general was Special Assistant to the Air Force Chief of Staff for Squadron Revitalization, Washington, D.C.

 

EDUCATION

1989 Bachelor of Arts in economics, Wright State University, Fairborn, Ohio

1994 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

1997 Masters of Business Administration, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.

2002 Masters 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 AFB, Calif.

2. May 1990 - November 1994, Minuteman III Combat Crew Member, Senior Evaluator Crew Commander, and Chief Stan/Eval, 321st Strategic Missile Wing, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.

3. December 1994 - October 1997, ICBM 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 & Space Operations, Headquarters Air Force, Arlington

10. June 2004 - November 2004, Joint Staff Secretary and Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (J1), Iraq Survey Group, Multi-National Forces - Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq

11. December 2004 - June 2005, Deputy Chief, Aerospace Expeditionary Force Policy Division, Air & Space Operations, Headquarters Air Force, 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 - Present, Director of Global Operations, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.

 

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS

1. August 2008 - June 2009, Chief, NIGHT FIST Division, Global Innovation and Strategy Center, Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, 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

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Legion of Merit

Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster

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 three oak leaf clusters

 

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 July 2018)