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CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT GARETH DAVIS

Chief Master Sergeant Gareth J. Davis is the Commandant of the Elmendorf Professional Military Education (PME) Center, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), Alaska. He leads a team of 14 professionals and oversees all operations of the Airman Leadership School and the Noncommissioned Officer Academy. Chief Davis directly mentors over 1,000 total force students and his PME Center enables the award of over 5,600 Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) credits annually. Chief Davis’ cadre provides the highest quality education to shape supervisory, communication, and leadership skills for Senior Airmen, Staff Sergeants, and Technical Sergeants - ensuring they are prepared for increased leadership responsibilities, a greater understanding of the profession of arms, and to become professional war-fighting Airmen who can lead and manage Air Force units in the employment of air, space, and cyberspace power. The PME Center also enables a Total Force experience by serving U.S. Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force Guard and Reserve, and Royal Canadian Air Force warfighters.

Chief Davis enlisted in the Air Force in October 2002 and has a diverse Financial Management background that includes time as Technical Training instructor. He graduated basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base (AFB), TX, and learned his craft at Keesler AFB, MS. His assignments include bases in Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Japan, Mississippi, Republic of Korea, and he also deployed to Balad AB, Iraq. Prior to his current position, Chief Davis was the Superintendent of the 673d Comptroller Squadron and Wing Staff Agencies, 673d Air Base Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

EDUCATION
2000 Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
2003 Financial Management Apprentice Course, Keesler AFB, MS
2005 Master of Science in Management, Faulkner University, Montgomery, AL
2006 Airman Leadership School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2007 Financial Management Craftsman Course, Keesler AFB, MS
2011 Associate Degree in Financial Management & Comptroller, Community College of the Air Force
2011 Associate Degree in Instructor Technology and Military Science, Community College of the Air Force
2012 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Keesler AFB, MS
2013 USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence
2013 Senior Enlisted Joint PME I, by correspondence
2014 Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force
2014 Financial Management Staff Officer Course, Keesler AFB, MS
2014 Level 2 Teaching Certification, Community College of the Air Force
2016 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter Annex, AL
2017 Senior Enlisted Joint PME II, by correspondence
2017 Defense Financial Management Course, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
2018 Department of Defense Financial Management Certification - Level 3
2021 Air Force CMSgt Leadership Course, Gunter Annex, AL

ASSIGNMENTS
Oct 2002 – Dec 2002, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX
Dec 2002 – Mar 2003, Student, Financial Management & Comptroller Course, Keesler AFB, MS
Mar 2003 – Sep 2006, Customer Service Technician/Financial Analyst, HQ/AU, Maxwell AFB, AL
Sep 2006 – Sep 2007, Financial Analyst, 51st CPTS, Osan AB, Republic of Korea
Sep 2007 – Mar 2010, Financial Analyst Supervisor, 18th CPTS, Kadena AB, Japan
Mar 2010 – Sep 2010, Group Resource Advisor, 18th MSG, Kadena AB, Japan
Sep 2010 – Sep 2014, Instructor Supervisor, FM Learning Center, 335th TRS, Keesler AFB, MS
Oct 2014 – Sep 2015, Quality Assurance Manager, 21st CPTS, Peterson AFB, CO
Oct 2015 – Jun 2016, Financial Services Flight Chief, 21st CPTS, Peterson AFB, CO
Jul 2016 – Jul 2017, Superintendent, Air Force Financial Management Center of Expertise, Buckley AFB, CO
Jul 2017 – Feb 2019, Superintendent, 460th WSA/CPTS, Buckley AFB, CO
Feb 2019 – Jul 2020, Superintendent, 81st WSA/CPTS, Keesler AFB, MS
Jul 2020 – May 2022, Superintendent, 673d WSA/CPTS, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK
May 2022 – Present, Commandant, Elmendorf PME Center, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Recognition with two oak leaf clusters

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2004 Air Force Financial Management Airman Committed to Excellence Award 2004 Maxwell AFB/Gunter Annex Airman of the Year
2004 AETC/Financial Management Airman of the Year 2006 Airman Leadership School John Levitow Award
2007 Financial Management Craftsman Course ‘Top Performer’ 2009 18th CPTS NCO of the Year
2012 Mathies Noncommissioned Officer Academy Distinguished Graduate 2014 Secretary of the Air Force/Financial Management ‘Educator of the Year’ 2014 AETC/Master Instructor
2014 President of the United States Volunteer Award 2014 81st TRW SNCO ‘Top Tech’ Instructor Award
2015 21st WSA SNCO of the Year
2015 Secretary of the Air Force/Financial Management ‘SNCO of the Year’ 2016 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy John Levitow Award
2017 Secretary of the Air Force/Financial Management ‘Author of the Year’
2017 AFSPC/James E. Short Award for career development and mentoring

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant - Dec 2020

(Current as of May 2022)