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