COLONEL BENJIMAN W. DAVIS

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Colonel Benjiman W. Davis is the Commander, 35th Maintenance Group, 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan. He is responsible for approximately 1,000 aircraft maintenance personnel who perform on and off- equipment maintenance on 44 F-16CJ aircraft, an O&M budget of over $1 million, a $200 million equipment account, and the daily operations of Pacific Air Forces' regional jet engine intermediate maintenance facility that provides over 156 operational F110 engines valued at over $500 million to three F-16 fighter wings.

Colonel Davis hails from Spartanburg, South Carolina. He received his commission in May 1990 after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy with military distinction. He has served in numerous aircraft maintenance, acquisition and logistics positions at the squadron, wing, center and Air Staff levels. He has commanded maintenance squadrons at two bases in Europe, led fighter aircraft sustainment at the Air Staff, served as deputy director of the Air Force Executive Action Group, and is a Joint Qualified Officer. He holds the basic parachutist, master aircraft maintenance and munitions, and logistics readiness badges. Prior to assuming his current position, he was the Deputy Program Executive Officer, Information Operations at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and later Commander, DLA Support Team - Middle East, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

EDUCATION
1990 Bachelor of Science in political science, U.S. Air Force Academy
1991 Aircraft Maintenance and Munitions Officer Course, Chanute Air Force Base, Ill.
1994 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base
1996 Master of Arts in Administrative Management, Bowie State University
2001 Lifecycle Logistics Level I & II certification, Defense Acquisition University
2003 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College
2006 Air War College (correspondence), Air University
2011 Master of Science in National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces

ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 1990 - Officer-in-charge, Air Force Rangers, Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico
2. December 1990 - numerous maintenance positions, culminating as Commander, Sortie Generation Flight, 965th Airborne Warning and Control Squadron (E-3B/C AWACS), Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. 3. October 1994 - Deputy Commander, Current Operations Flight, 39th Operations Support Squadron, and later, Chief of Protocol, 39th Wing, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey
4. October 1996 - Commander, Sortie Generation Flight, 71st Fighter Squadron "Ironmen", and later, Maintenance Supervisor, 1st Component Repair Squadron (F-15C/D), Langley Air Force Base, Virginia
5. May 1999 - Chief, Products and Basing Branch, F-22 System Program Office, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
6. August 2002 - Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
7. June 2003 - Commander, 31st Maintenance Operations Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy
8. July 2005 - Commander, 48th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, U.K.
9. July 2007 - Chief, Fighter Aircraft Sustainment (AF/A4MY), Directorate of Maintenance, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon
10. July 2008 - Chief, Execution Team, and later, Deputy Director, Air Force Executive Action Group (HAF/CX), Office of the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Pentagon
11. August 2010 - Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Ft. McNair, DC
12. July 2011 - Deputy Program Executive Officer, J6 Information Operations, Headquarters Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Ft. Belvoir, VA
13. April 2012 - Commander, DLA Support Team - Kuwait/Iraq, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait
14. November 2012 - Chief, Business Support, J6 Information Operations, Headquarters Defense Logistics Agency, Ft. Belvoir, VA
15. August 2013 - Commander, 35th Maintenance Group, Misawa Air Base, Japan

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (five oak leaf clusters)
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal (four oak leaf clusters)

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2000 Logistics Officer Association National Distinguished Service Award
2004 Air Force Maintenance Effectiveness Award - MOS Category
2005 Secretary of Defense Maintenance Award - Small Unit Category
2011 Air Force Strategic Writing Award - Industrial College of the Armed Forces

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant - May 30, 1990
First Lieutenant - May 30, 1992
Captain - May 30, 1994
Major - August 1, 2001
Lieutenant Colonel - July 1, 2006
Colonel - December 1, 2011


(Current as of August 2013)