Colonel (COL) James W. Davidson was born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky on March 21. He graduated as a DMG and was commissioned a Second
Lieutenant on August 16, 1989 from North Carolina A&T State University, ROTC, Greensboro, North Carolina. His military education includes
completion of the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Officer Basic and Advance Courses; Human Resource Managers Course; Combined Arms Service
Staff School (CAS3); Command and General Staff College, and the US Army Inspectors General School. COL Davidson holds the specialty of Human
Resource Management Officer (70F), a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, and a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management.
Prior to assuming his current position as Troop Commander, Tripler Army Medical Center, COL Davidson served for approximately 24 years in a variety of MTOE, TDA, command, and staff positions. COL Davidson’s past assignments consist of the XO 65th MED BDE, Yongsan, Republic of Korea (ROK); Deputy Chief and Chief, Medical Service Branch, HRC; the Medical Service Corps Personnel Proponent Officer, APPD, AMEDD Center & School; the Inspector General, 18th Medical Command, Seoul, ROK; Chief of HR Division then DCA and then Troop Commander, Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, Colorado; Career Manager MC Branch, US Army PERSCOM; Company Commander, USAMRICD, APG, MD; Company Commander, HHC USA MEDDAC, Fort Riley, Kansas; Executive Officer, Medical Company, 1st US Support BN, MFO, Sinai, Egypt; Executive Officer, C. CO, 125th Forward Support Battalion, Mannheim, FRG; Medical Operations Officer, 202nd FSB, TF Victory, Kuwait, SWA; and Medical Platoon Leader, 5th / 77th Armor Battalion, Mannheim, FRG.
Awards that COL Davidson has received include eight Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, Army Superior Unit Award, South-west Asia Service Medal (1 bronze star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and two Multinational Force Observers Medals. Decorations include the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Air Assault and Parachutist Badge. COL Davidson's Honors include the inaugural recipient of the Lieutenant Colonel Karen Wagner Leadership Award (2004), 2 ROK Commendations; ROK Army CSA (2007) and the ROK Army CG-PERCOM (2012). COL Davidson is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit, and he is a lifetime member of the 8th Infantry Division "Pathfinder's".