Gordon B. “Skip” Davis Jr.
SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW:
GORDON B. “SKIP” DAVIS JR, MAJOR GENERAL (RETIRED), U.S. ARMY
Gordon “Skip” Davis is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis. He recently served as NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary-General for Defense Investment. Prior to NATO, Skip served 37 years in the U.S. Army retiring as a Major General. Skip’s last positions as a General Officer included Director of Operations, U.S. European Command, Commander of Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan, and Director of Operations and Intelligence for Allied Command Operations.
Skip’s professional life included operational and institutional assignments interspersed with the study and practice of international affairs and defense issues, primarily in Europe. Skip’s career included assignments and operations with U.S., NATO, and UN forces in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.
Skip brings practical experience and conceptual understanding of contemporary and emerging defense issues as well as executive-level experience in operations, intelligence, leadership development, capability development, and policy development.
He holds an undergraduate degree in nuclear physics and graduate degrees in international business, defense and military history, and strategic studies.