Jack K. Davis was born in Indianapolis, IN and raised in St. Petersburg, FL. He graduated from Admiral Farragut Naval Academy in St. Petersburg, FL. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of South Florida before entering the Marine Corps.
He enlisted in October of 1985, and underwent Recruit Training at 2d Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC where he was the Platoon Honor Graduate.
In January of 1990, Private First Class Davis reported to the 2d Marine Division Band, Camp Lejeune, NC for duty as a trumpet instrumentalist. While with the 2d Marine Division Band, Private First Class Davis was promoted to Lance Corporal, Corporal, and Sergeant. His duties involved Fire Team Leader, Squad Leader, Trumpet Section Leader, and Training Non-Commissioned Officer. In addition, he performed in the Ceremonial Band, Jazz Ensemble, and served as the principal trumpet for both Concert Band and Brass Quintet. In November of 1998, he attended the Sergeant’s Resident Course where he was a Distinguished Graduate.
In May of 2000, Sergeant Davis was re-assigned to the Albany Marine Band, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, GA. While there, he performed with the Concert Band, Ceremonial Band, Brass Quintet, and Jazz Ensemble. As a Sergeant, he served as a Fire Team Leader, Squad Leader, and Platoon Sergeant. In October of 2003, he was promoted to Staff Sergeant and served as the Operations Chief, Assistant Enlisted Conductor, and Enlisted Conductor.
In April of 2005, Staff Sergeant Davis reported to the Navy School of Music at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA as a student in the Unit Leader’s Course. Upon graduation of the course, Staff Sergeant Davis returned to the Albany Marine Band and held the billet of Enlisted Conductor.
In September of 2006, Staff Sergeant Davis was selected for Warrant Officer and reported to The Basic School in Quantico, VA the following January. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the Marine Band San Diego as the Band Officer starting in June of 2007. In August of 2008, he was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 2.
In August of 2011, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Davis reported to 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band in Miramar, CA, as the Band Officer. In March of 2013, he reported as the Band Officer to his current duty station, 2d Marine Division Band, Camp Lejeune, NC. In August of 2014, he was promoted to his current rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3.
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Davis’ awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Second Award), Army Achievement Medal (Second Award), Good Conduct Medal (Third Award), National Defense Service Medal (Second Award), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal. He is married and has two children.