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Brig. Gen. Susan A. Davidson, United States Army

Commanding Officer

United States Army Brig. Gen. Susan A. Davidson assumed command of DLA Distribution on June 29, 2012.

Davidson was born in Dade City, Fla.  Her military career began as a cadet at New Mexico Military Institute, followed by graduation from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.  She received her commission in May 1983, coming on active duty in April 1986.

Her key assignments include duty as the executive officer to the Deputy Commanding General of Army Materiel Command; deputy G3, 13th COSCOM; joint mobility operations officer, U.S. Transportation Command; executive officer and support operations officer, 524th Corps Support Battalion; Group S4, 45th Corps Support Group; Army Reserve advisor, 78 Infantry Division; group plans officer, operations officer, and chemical staff officer, 7th Transportation Group; Human Resources Command as the director, Logistics Officers Assignment Branch for Captains; and director for Strategy and Integration, Headquarters, Department of the Army G-4 (Logistics).

Davidson has commanded at company, battalion and brigade level in peace and war.  She commanded the 870th Transportation Company for 17 months, including an 11-month deployment in support of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.  As a battalion commander, she commanded the 49th Movement Control Battalion during Operation Iraqi Freedom and at Fort Hood, Texas.  In 2007, Davidson assumed command of the 599th Transportation Group, and deployed forward to simultaneously serve as commander of the 595th Terminal Transportation Group in Kuwait for six months before returning to Hawaii to finish her 599th command time.

Her military education includes the Chemical Officer Basic Course, Transportation Officer Advanced Course, CAS3, the Air Command and Staff College, Support Operations Course, Phase II, and the Navy War College.  She holds a Master of Military Art and Science degree in Advanced Military Studies, and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.

Davidson's previous assignment was as deputy commanding general/director of operations, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command.

Her awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Humanitarian Service Medal; and Army Staff Identification Badge.

BG Susan A. Davidson -- United States Army -- Commander, DLA Distribution
BG Susan A. Davidson -- United States Army -- Commander, DLA Distribution

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