James Davis, a native of Fort Worth, TX. entered the Marine Corps January 17, 1995, at MCRD San Diego. At the completion of Recruit Training, he was promoted to PFC meritoriously. PFC Davis then attended Marine Combat Training at SOI Camp Pendleton, CA. PFC Davis was then sent to MOS school 7051 for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting(ARFF) at NAS Millington, Tenn. where he graduated top of his class and was meritoriously promoted to LCpl in June 1995. Upon graduation LCpl Davis was assigned to MWSS-471(-), MWSG 47, 4th MAW at NAS Dallas, TX.
While serving as an ARFF Crew Chief he was promoted to Cpl in July 1997. He was again promoted to Sgt in July 1999 and was moved to Section Leader of the ARFF section. 2001 the Reserve unit was redesignated MWSS-473(B) and moved to NAS JRB Fort Worth, TX where Sgt Davis filled the NCOIC billet for the ARFF section.
Feb 2003 MWSS-473 was activated in support of OIF / OEF and deployed to MCAS Miramar, CA where Sgt Davis served as Senior Rescue man / Trucks NCO while FAP’d out to H&HS Miramar, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting section. He was released from Active Duty in Aug 2003. Sgt Davis was promoted to SSgt July 2005 and served as the SNCOIC for the MWSS-473(B) ARFF section. May 2007 MWSS-473 was activated in support of OIF 06.08 and attached to Marine Wing Support Group 27, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force in Al Anbar, Iraq, where he served as the AGSOC Watch Officer in Al Asad and then later as the Airfield Operations SNCOIC COP Rawah Det. He was again released from active duty July 2008 and promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant in Sep. 2008.
GySgt Davis served as the Detachment Gunnery Sergeant and later the Operations Chief for MWSS-473(B) until being selected as First Sergeant in 2013.
1stSgt Davis transferred to 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, San Antonio, TX. in April 2013 and served as the Charlie Company First Sergeant for 3 years. May 2016 1stSgt Davis was transferred to H&S Company, 1st Battalion 23d Marines in Houston Tx, as a "follow on" tour through April 2018 when he was selected as SgtMaj and assigned to MALS-41 in Fort Worth Texas.