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New Chief, Army Nurse Corps Promoted

New Chief, Army Nurse Corps Promoted

COL Jack M. Davis, AN, was promoted to Brigadier General on 7 June and on 1 July assumed the position of 26th Chief of the Army Nurse Corps.

BG Davis began his career in Armor and subsequently served as a Special Forces A Team Leader. He began service in the Army Medical Department in 1989. His first AMEDD assignment was at Brooke Army Medical Center in the Medical/Surgical section with a follow-on assignment to the Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit. In 1994 he served as the Chief Nurse/Officer in Charge of the US Army Health Clinic at Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma Arizona. In 1999, after attending the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences, he returned to BAMC to serve as a primary care provider in the Family Medicine Clinic. He was later tasked with establishing a new primary care clinic at Camp Bullis and served as the activity’s first OIC. 

In 2003, he deployed to Iraq as the Brigade Surgeon of 17th Field Artillery Brigade in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After redeployment, he transferred to the Republic of Korea and was assigned as the OIC of Wood Army Medical Clinic. After Korea, COL Davis was assigned to the US Army Medical Command at Fort Sam Houston, TX, where he served as Chief of Nursing Operations in the Clinical Services Division. In 2010 he was assigned to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, TX, as the Assistant Deputy Commander for Nursing. In 2011 he was selected to serve as the Chief Nurse and Chief of Clinical Operations, 1st Medical Brigade at Fort Hood, and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. After redeployment COL Davis resumed his role as 1st Medical Brigade Chief Nurse and Chief of Clinical Operations until his selection as Commander, 32d Medical Brigade, Joint Base San Antonio–Fort Sam Houston. His most recent position was as commandant of the Medical Education and Training Campus there.

BG Davis’ education includes two Bachelor's Degrees from Arizona State University and a Masters of Nursing Science from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. His military education includes the AMEDD Officers Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Staff and Service School, Command and General Staff College, and US Army War College. 

BG Davis’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Service Medal w/3 OLC; Army Achievement Medal w/4 OLC; National Defense Service Medal w/Bronze Service Star; Iraq Campaign Medal w/3 Bronze Service Stars; Global War on Terror Service Medal; Afghan Campaign Medal; the Korean Defense Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon w/Numeral 2; NATO Medal; Meritorious Unit Award; Combat Action Badge; Combat Medical Badge; Expert Field Medical Badge; Parachutist Badge; and the Special Forces Tab.

During the remainder of June, BG Davis engaged in a left seat/right seat hand-off with the then ANC Chief, MG Barbara Holcomb, in preparation for the role as Chief, ANC. General Davis is also serving as Deputy Commanding General, Regional Health Command–Pacific and Deputy Command Surgeon, US Army Pacific.

The video of BG Davis' promotion ceremony is available on the METC Youtube site.