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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point


Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Cherry Point, North Carolina
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Sergeant Major Christopher L. Davis H&HS / VMR-1 Sergeant Major

Private Davis graduated from Company D, First Recruit Training Battalion on 3 March, 1995 MCRD San Diego, California. Private Davis attended Marine Combat Training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California and graduated 15 April, 1995.

After graduating from the Marine Combat Training, Private Davis attended Naval Technical Training Center, Meridian Mississippi for Aviation Maintenance Administration ‘A’ School.

On 6 July, 1995, Private First Class Davis was assigned overseas to Marine Aviation Logistic Squadron 12, Maintenance Administration, Iwakuni, Japan. PFC Davis was then promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal on 1 March 1996.

Lance Corporal Davis was then assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 42, Detachment Bravo, HMM-774 on 8 July 1996. Lance Corporal Davis was put in charge of Central Technical Publication Library for the CH-46E helicopter and was promoted to the rank of Corporal on 1 April 1997. Corporal Davis was moved to the Maintenance Administration Division where he was in charge of Logs and Records for the CH-46E.

Sergeant Davis was transferred to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) 31, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort, South Carolina on 8 July, 2000. Sgt Davis checked in and was assigned as the Maintenance Administration, Noncommissioned Officer in Charge. On 1 January, 2002 Sergeant Davis was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant.

On 30 September 2003, Staff Sergeant Davis was assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 as the squadrons Data Analysis and System Administrator. Staff Sergeant Davis calculated squadron Subsystem Capability Impact Reporting (SCIR) information, and Vids data. He deployed with the squadron while embarked aboard the USS Harry S. Truman during Joint Task Group 03-01 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

On 30 September 2003, Staff Sergeant Davis reported to Parris Island, South Carolina for Drill Instructor School. Staff Sergeant Davis graduated on 18 December 2003 and was subsequently, assigned to Company E, Second Recruit Training Battalion. Completed nine cycles as a drill instructor, senior drill instructor, company operations chief, and series gunnery sergeant, and was Second Battalion Drill Instructor of the Year.
On 5 January 2007, Staff Sergeant Davis was then transferred to MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina and was attached to VMFA (AW)-553 as the Division Chief for Maintenance Administration. During that time he was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant of 1 August 2007, and deployed with the squadron on UDP for 7 months.

Gunnery Sergeant Davis was then transferred to Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico, Virginia in January 2009 and was attached to the Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy as a Faculty Advisor for the Career Course and the Chief Instructor of Sergeants Course. During his time at the academy he earned his Basic, Senior, and Master Instructor certificates. In May of 2011 he was selected to First Sergeant and was transferred to Officer Candidate School. First Sergeant Davis took over Alpha Company for the summer cycle duration.

First Sergeant Davis was then transferred to Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, Camp Pendleton, California and assigned to Kilo Company. Conducted work ups and deployed on the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit deployment as the Heli-borne Company for the Battalion from 15 September 2012 through 18 May 2013 aboard the USS Peleliu. After a successful deployment, First Sergeant Davis was assigned to Weapons Company to conduct work ups and deploy on the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit deployment to Okinawa, Japan.  First Sergeant Davis completed the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit on 12 November 2014 and was transferred to 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, Camp Pendleton, California.  First Sergeant Davis was then promoted to Sergeant Major on 1 April 2016 and transferred to VMR-1, Cherry Point, NC to present.

Sergeant Major Davis’ personal decorations include the Navy and Marine corps Commendation Medal with two gold star, Navy and Marine corps Achievement Medal with three gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal with silver star and one bronze star, and successful tour as a Drill Instructor.