Colonel John C. Davis

Colonel John C. Davis is currently the Commander of the 959th Medical Group, Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The 959th is the third largest medical group in the Air Force Medical Service with 1,340 officers, enlisted, and civilian personnel located in Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC). Col Davis also serves as BAMC’s Deputy Commander for Health and Readiness supporting a 483-bed facility that serves 242,000 beneficiaries and is the sole Level I Trauma Center in the Department of Defense. The group maintains the largest readiness platform in the Air Force Medical Service, providing vital medical capabilities to combatant commanders worldwide such as Critical Care Air Transport and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Transport teams. Simultaneously, the 959th Medical Group builds the next generation of medical professionals and leaders in the largest Graduate Medical Education program in the Department of Defense, responsible for educating and training 300 residents, fellows, and allied health professionals across 32 disciplines.

Colonel Davis received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics in 1998 from Baylor University. He was commissioned in the Air Force through ROTC in 1998 but delayed entry into active duty to attend dental school. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2002. He is a graduate of two Air Force general dentistry residencies and served as the sole dental provider for U.S. and coalition forces during deployments to Kuwait and Kyrgyzstan. His prior assignments include Deputy Director of a general dentistry residency, two-time squadron commander, and group commander. Colonel Davis is board certified with the American Board of General Dentistry.

1998            Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics, Baylor University, Waco, TX
2002            Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
2003            Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency, Wright Patterson AFB, OH
2005            Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL, by correspondence
2007            Comprehensive General Dentistry Residency, Lackland AFB, TX
2009            Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL, by correspondence
2015            Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL, by correspondence
2022            Master of Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL



1. August 2002 - August 2003, AEGD-1 Resident, Wright Patterson AFB, OH
2. August 2003 - May 2005, Dental Support Element Chief, Minot AFB, ND (June 2004 - September 2004, General Dentist, Ali al Salem AB, Kuwait)
3. June 2005 - June 2007, AEGD-2 Resident, Lackland AFB, TX
4. June 2007 - June 2011, Deputy Director AEGD-1, Langley AFB, VA (September 2008 – January 2009, General Dentist, Manas AB, Kyrgyzstan)
5. May 2011 - June 2014, Dental Support Programs Manager, AFMOA, Lackland AFB, TX
6. June 2014 - June 2017, Commander, 20th Dental Squadron, Shaw AFB, SC
7. June 2017- September 2018, Commander, 11th Medical Squadron, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC
8. October 2018 – July 2021, Commander, 49th Medical Group, Holloman AFB, NM
9. July 2021 – May 2022, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL
10. June 2022 – present, Commander, 959th Medical Group, Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston, TX



Legion of Merit
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal



2002 Curtis E. LeMay Top Graduate Award, Commissioned Officer Training, Class 02-07
2008 Field Grade Officer of the Year, 1st Medical Group
2008 Junior Dental Educator of the Year, Air Force Medical Service
2010 Dental Officer of the Year, Air Combat Command



Diplomat, American Board of General Dentistry
Member, Academy of General Dentistry



Captain                                   25 May 2002
Major                                      25 May 2008
Lieutenant Colonel                 29 May 2012
Colonel                                   29 May 2018


(Current as of 28 Jun 2022)

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