Davies’ operational assignments include service in both fast attack and ballistic missile submarines, including division officer, USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 709); engineer officer, USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) (Blue); executive officer, USS Houston (SSN 713); commanding officer, USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23); and commodore, Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 11.
During these tours, he completed six strategic deterrent patrols, as well as deployments to the Arctic, Western Pacific, North Atlantic and Indian Ocean.
Davies’ staff assignments include instructor duty at Naval Submarine School; officer in charge/squadron engineer at DEVRON 5; executive officer Detailer/Placement Officer for submarines in the Submarine/Nuclear Officer Distribution Division at Navy Personnel Command; deputy Nuclear Propulsion Program Manager; military assistant to the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; and director, Submarine/Nuclear Officer Distribution.
During his command tour, Jimmy Carter completed two mission cycles while earning the Presidential Unit Citation and the Submarine Development Squadron 5 Battle Efficiency “E.” While serving at SUBRON 11, he was responsible for five Los Angeles class submarines, Undersea Rescue Command, and the Navy’s only floating dry dock.
Davies assumed his current duties in March, 2021 as Commander, Submarine Group TWO in Norfolk, Virginia.
Davies’ decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (three awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), and Navy Achievement Medal (three awards) and various campaign, unit, and service awards.