Ed Davis (Royal Marines officer)

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His Excellency Lieutenant General
Edward Davis
CB, CBE
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Ed Davis in August 2012
Governor of Gibraltar
Assumed office
19 January 2016
Monarch Elizabeth II
Chief Minister Fabian Picardo
Preceded by Alison MacMillan (acting)
Personal details
Born Edward Grant Martin Davis
(1963-02-13) 13 February 1963 (age 54)
Hereford, Herefordshire
Spouse(s) Lorraine Davis
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Marines
Years of service 1981–present
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands Commandant General Royal Marines (2011–14)
3 Commando Brigade (2010–11)
Battles/wars Bosnian War
War in Afghanistan
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Knight of the Order of St John
Officer of the Legion of Merit (United States)

Lieutenant General Edward Grant Martin "Ed" Davis, CB, CBE (born 13 February 1963) is a senior Royal Marines officer. He was Commandant General Royal Marines from December 2011 to June 2014. He was the Deputy Commander of NATO's Allied Land Command at Izmir, Turkey. He became Governor of Gibraltar in January 2016.[1]

Early life[edit]

Davis was born in Hereford, Herefordshire. He was educated at Coleraine Academical Institution, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland and King's College London (MA Defence Studies, 1998).[2]

Military career[edit]

Davis was commissioned into the Royal Marines in 1981 and joined 40 Commando with whom he undertook a six-month tour in the Falkland Islands and then a six-month tour in Cyprus.[3] In 1996, he attended the Army Command and Staff Course at Staff College, Camberley.[2] 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.[3] 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.[3] 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.[4] He became Commandant General Royal Marines in December 2011.[5]

He was promoted to major general on 10 January 2012, with seniority from 28 November 2011.[6] Davis succeeded Lieutenant General Gordon Messenger as Deputy Commander of NATO Allied Land Command (LANDCOM)-Izmir in July 2014.[7][8]

Civilian career[edit]

On 1 October 2015, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office announced that Davis was the designated Governor of Gibraltar after the resignation of Sir James Dutton.[9]

Honours and awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Gibraltar governor pledges to ensure sovereignty, safety and success for the Rock.". MercoPress. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Commandant General Royal Marines". Royal Navy. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Brigade Commander". nationalarchives.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 1 April 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Petraeus visits Royal Marines in Helmand". Defence News. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  5. ^ City brigadier will lead Royal Marines This is Plymouth, 5 November 2011.
  6. ^ "(Supplement) no. 60025". The London Gazette. 10 January 2012. p. 285. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  7. ^ "Ups and Outs: May 2014". Defence News. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Commandant General Royal Marines Supersession". Royal Navy. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Change of Governor of Gibraltar". Gov.uk. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "no. 54427". The London Gazette. 14 June 1996. p. 5. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  11. ^ "no. 57855". The London Gazette. 31 December 2005. p. 4. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  12. ^ "(Supplement) no. 60095". The London Gazette. 23 March 2012. p. 5847. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  13. ^ "Operational Honours and Awards List". Ministry of Defence. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "(Supplement) no. 60895". The London Gazette. 14 June 2014. p. b3. 
  15. ^ "no. 61667". The London Gazette. 5 August 2016. p. 16991. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Buster Howes
Commandant General Royal Marines
2011–2014
Succeeded by
Martin Smith
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir James Dutton
Governor of Gibraltar
2016–present
Incumbent