Matthew Wolfe Davidson
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Matthew Wolfe Davidson is a brigadier general in the United States Air Force who formerly served as deputy commander of the Combined Force Space Component Command of the United States Space Command and vice commander of the Space Operations Command, United States Space Force. He was also previously assigned as executive officer to the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force from June 2016 to April 2018. He was replaced by Michael E. Conley on June 2015.
Matthew Wolfe Davidson
|Service/||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1994–present (26–27 years)|
|Commands held||24th Special Operations Wing|
724th Special Tactics Group
24th Special Tactics Squadron
320th Special Tactics Squadron
|Awards||Defense Superior Service Medal (2)|
Legion of Merit (2)
Davidson is a 1993 graduate from Oklahoma State University's Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He is a career Special Tactics Officer and has led special operations forces during operations Provide Comfort II, Assured Response, Joint Endeavor, Enduring Freedom - Philippines, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels and led joint operations as the Chief of Staff for Special Operations Command Central. Prior to assuming his current assignment, Davidson served as the Executive Officer to the Air Force Chief of Staff.
- 1993 Bachelor of Science, Geography, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
- 1999 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
- 2004 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
- 2004 Master of Science, International Relations, Troy State University, Ala.
- 2005 Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
- 2006 Master of Military Art and Science, School of Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
- 2007 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
- 2012 Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
- 2014 Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk Naval Station, Va.
1. January 1994–December 1994, Special Tactics Training Pipeline
2. December 1994–August 1997, Flight Commander, 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
3. August 1997–August 1998, Assistant Director of Operations, 720th Special Tactics Group, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
4. August 1998–January 2002, Flight Commander, 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.
5. January 2002–May 2003, Director of Operations, 320th Special Tactics Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan
6. May 2003–June 2004, Commander, 320th Special Tactics Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan
7. June 2004–June 2005, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
8. June 2005–June 2006, School of Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
9. June 2006–June 2008, Air and Space Strategist, headquarters Air Force, Project CHECKMATE, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
10. June 2008–June 2009, Deputy Commander, 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C.
11. June 2009–April 2011, Commander, 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C.
12. April 2011–June 2012, Commander, 724th Special Tactics Group, Pope Army Field, N.C.
13. June 2012–June 2013, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
14. June 2013–June 2014, Chief of Staff, Special Operations Command Central Forward headquarters, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar
15. September 2014–June 2016, Commander, 24th Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
16. June 2016–April 2018, Executive Officer to the Air Force Chief of Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
17. April 2018–August 2019, Vice Commander, 14th Air Force, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
18. August 2019–present, Deputy Combined Force Space Component Commander, U.S. Space Command, and Vice Commander, 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
Awards and decorationsEdit
|Senior Parachutist Badge|
|Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge|
|Special Operations Diver Badge|
|Headquarters Air Force Badge|
Effective dates of promotionEdit
|Second lieutenant||Sept. 23, 1993|
|First lieutenant||Sept. 23 1995|
|Captain||Sept. 23, 1997|
|Major||Feb. 1, 2004|
|Lieutenant colonel||Sept. 1, 2007|
|Colonel||Sept. 1, 2011|
|Brigadier general||July 24, 2018|
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- Wall, Mike (November 13, 2019). "US Must Adapt to Fight Growing Space-Based Threats, Air Force Officials Say". Space.com. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
- "Brigadier General Matthew Wolfe Davidson". United States Air Force. October 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- Erwin, Sandra (January 31, 2020). "Air Force Special Operations Command officer named to senior post in U.S. Space Force". SpaceNews. Retrieved July 12, 2020.
- Swartzell, Griffin (July 1, 2019). "Constant integration, constant delivery". Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group. Retrieved July 18, 2020.
- Cheesman, Katrina (August 24, 2015). "Air Force Cross recipient medically retires". Northwest Florida Daily News. Retrieved July 18, 2020.
Chad P. Franks
| Vice Commander of the 14th Air Force
April 2018–December 2019
|New office|| Deputy Commander of the
Combined Force Space Component Command
August 29, 2019–June 2020
Michael E. Conley
|New office|| Vice Commander of the Space Operations Command|
December 2019–June 2020