Major General Ed Davis CBE Commandant General Royal Marines and Commander Amphibious Forces.
Commandant General Royal Marines
Major General Ed Davis was born in Hereford, England, and educated at Coleraine Academical Institution, Northern Ireland.
He was commissioned into the Royal Marines in 1981 and spent his early years in the Corps at regimental duty in the United Kingdom, the Falkland Islands, Cyprus, Norway and Belize.
He commanded a Royal Marines Commando unit from 2002-2004, this included Operation Telic 1 in Iraq, and subsequently commanded 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines from 2010-2011 during which he deployed to Afghanistan as Commander Task Force Helmand on Operation Herrick 14.
Senior staff appointments include two years as the Director of Equipment Capability (Special Projects) in the Ministry of Defence, an operational tour to Afghanistan as Chief of Joint Effects in NATO’s Headquarters International Security Assistance Force and an appointment in the Operational Commitments Directorate of the Ministry of Defence.
His staff training includes the Army Command and Staff Course in 1996, the Higher Command and Staff Course in 2009 and the United States Marine Corps’ General Officer Warfare Programme in 2010.
He was appointed MBE in 1996, OBE in 2005, an officer in the United States Legion of Merit in 2011 and CBE in 2012.
Major General Davis was appointed the 27th Commandant General Royal Marines and Commander United Kingdom Forces in December 2011.
He is married and his interests include enjoying the countryside and gardening.