MG Susan Davidson
Commanding General, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, United States Army Pacific
Major General Susan A. Davidson assumed command of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command on 8 July 2016. She was born in Dade City, Fla. Her military career began as a Cadet at New Mexico Military Institute, followed by graduating from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. She received her commission in May 1983 and came on active duty in April 1986.
General Davidson has held a wide variety of command and staff positions. Previous to this assignment, she served as commander of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution. Her key assignments include deputy commanding general/director of operations, SDDC; director, Integration and Strategy, G43/7 in the Deputy Chief of Staff Logistics, G4; executive officer to the deputy commanding general of Army Materiel Command; deputy G3, 13th Corps Support Command; joint mobility operations officer, U.S. Transportation Command; executive officer and support operations officer, 524th Corps Support Battalion; Group S4, 45th Corps Support Group; Army re-serve advisor, 78th Infantry Division; group plans officer, operations officer, and chemical staff officer, 7th Transportation Group; and director of Human Resources Command, Logistics Officers Assignment Branch for Captains.
General Davidson has commanded at company, battalion and brigade level in peace and war. She commanded the 870th Transportation Company for 17 months, including an 11-month deployment in support of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. As a battalion commander, she commanded the 49th Movement Control Battalion forward during Operation Iraqi Freedom at Balad, Iraq, and at Fort Hood, Texas. In 2007, she assumed command of SDDC’s 599th Transportation Group, and deployed forward to simultaneously serve as commander of the 595th Terminal Transportation Group in Kuwait for six months before returning to Hawaii to finish her 599th command time.
Her military education includes the Chemical Officer Basic Course, Transportation Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Air Command and Staff College, Support Operations Course, Phase II, and the Navy War College. She holds a Master of Military Art and Science degree in Advanced Military Studies, and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.
General Davidson’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit (with 3 oak leaf clusters); Bronze Star (with 2 oak leaf clusters); Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 oak leaf clusters); Army Commendation Medal (with 4 oak leaf clusters); Army Achievement Medal (with oak leaf cluster); Humanitarian Service Medal; and Army Staff Identification Badge.