Joel D. Davis

Military Professor Joint Military Operations Department
Capt., U.S. Navy
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Capt. Joel D. Davis, U.S. Navy, joined the faculty of the U.S. Naval War College in December 2018. Most recently, he served as the EMW/Naval tactical grid/Counter-C4ISR strategy and policy lead under the deputy CNO for Information Warfare and the director of integrated fires. He is a career cryptologist having served 36 years in a variety of at-sea and ashore assignments. He has deployed to the Northern Atlantic, Mediterranean, Arabian Gulf, Western Pacific and Afghanistan.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • A2/AD
  • Afghanistan
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Information Operations
  • Joint Operations
  • JPME
  • Military Planning
  • Operational Warfare


M.A., U.S. Naval War College (Gravely alum)

M.M.A.S., U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Strategist

Related Credentials

Designated as a Joint Operational Planner/JOPES Professional

Planner at the Geographic Combatant Command level

Functional Component Command level for the Maritime and Land components

Awards and Decorations

Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Two Medals

Meritorious Service Medal
Three Medals

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Four Medals

Joint Service Achievement Medal

Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Five Medals

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