Ed Davis (Royal Marines officer)

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Ed Davis
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Ed Davis in August 2012
Born Hereford, Herefordshire, England
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch RoyalMarineBadge.png Royal Marines
Years of service 1981–present
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held 3 Commando Brigade
Royal Marines
Battles/wars Bosnian War
War in Afghanistan
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Officer of the Legion of Merit (United States)

Lieutenant General Edward Grant Martin Davis, CBCBE is a senior Royal Marines officer. He was Commandant General Royal Marines from December 2011 to June 2014. He is currently the Deputy Commander of NATO Land Forces.

Early life[edit]

Davis was born in Hereford, Herefordshire, England. He was educated at Coleraine Academical Institution, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland and King's College London (MA Defence Studies).[1]

Military career[edit]

Davis was commissioned into the Royal Marines in 1981.[2] In 1996, he attended the Army Command and Staff Course at Staff College, Camberley.[1] In the same year, he became Chief of Staff at the Headquarters of the Combat Service Support Group (UK) in which role he took part in the Bosnian War.[2] He was appointed Chief of Staff to the Commander of the UK’s Amphibious Forces in 2007 and was deployed to Afghanistan as Chief of Joint Effects for ISAF.[2] He was appointed Commander of 3 Commando Brigade in January 2010 and again deployed to Afghanistan – this time as the Commander of Task Force Helmand.[3] He became Commandant General Royal Marines in December 2011.[4]

He was promoted to major general on 10 January 2012, with seniority from 28 November 2011.[5] Davis will succeeded Lieutenant General Gordon Messenger as Deputy Commander of NATO Allied Land Command (LANDCOM)-Izmir in July 2014.[6][7]

Davis was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2014 Birthday Honours.[8]

Awards and decorations[edit]

Order of the Bath (ribbon).svg Order of the British Empire (Military) Ribbon.png NATO Medal ISAF ribbon bar.svg Iraq Medal BAR.svg

OSM for Afghanistan BAR.svg Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Us legion of merit officer rib.png

Order of the Bath (ribbon).svg Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours
Order of the British Empire (Military) Ribbon.png Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) 23 March 2012 "in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st April 2011 to 30th September 2011".[9][10]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) 2006[11]
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) 1996[12]
NATO Medal ISAF ribbon bar.svg NATO Medal medal for the former Yugoslavia With former Yugoslavia clasp
Iraq Medal BAR.svg Iraq Medal
OSM for Afghanistan BAR.svg Operational Service Medal for Afghanistan
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal 2002
QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012
Us legion of merit officer rib.png Officer of the Legion of Merit 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Commandant General Royal Marines". Royal Navy. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Biography: Brigadier Ed Davis
  3. ^ Petraeus visits Royal Marines in Helmand Defence News, 6 June 2011.
  4. ^ City brigadier will lead Royal Marines This is Plymouth, 5 November 2011.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60025. p. 285. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-04.
  6. ^ "Ups and Outs: May 2014". Defence News. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Commandant General Royal Marines Supersession". Royal Navy. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  8. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60895. p. b3. 14 June 2014.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60095. p. 5847. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-04.
  10. ^ "Operational Honours and Awards List". Ministry of Defence. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  11. ^ The London Gazette: no. 57855. p. 4. 31 December 2005. Retrieved 2012-07-04.
  12. ^ The London Gazette: no. 54427. p. 5. 14 June 1996. Retrieved 2012-07-04.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Buster Howes
Commandant General Royal Marines
2011–2014
Succeeded by
Martin Smith