| Janine Davidson |
|Born||Janine Anne Davidson|
April 24, 1966
|Alma mater||University of Colorado at Boulder, University of South Carolina|
|Member of||Council on Foreign Relations/Members|
Janine Anne Davidson  became president of Metropolitan State University of Denver on July 24, 2017. She was previously senior fellow for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and Under Secretary of the United States Navy.
Early life and education
Davidson grew up in a Navy family in California and Virginia. Davidson attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned a B.S. in Architectural Engineering. She later earned a master's degree and PhD in international studies from the University of South Carolina.
Davidson was commissioned as an Air Force second lieutenant in 1988. She flew combat support, airdrop, and humanitarian air mobility missions in the Pacific, Europe and the Middle East in both the Lockheed C-130 Hercules and the Boeing C-17 Globemaster cargo aircraft, and was also an instructor pilot at the United States Air Force Academy. She was a distinguished graduate of Air Force Squadron Officers’ School and was the first woman to fly the Air Force's tactical C-130.
Following the conclusion of her Air Force career in 1998, Davidson pursued doctoral studies in international affairs at the University of South Carolina. From 2006 to 2008, she served as director of Stability Operations Capabilities within the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict). Davidson was founding director of the Consortium for Complex Operations, later renamed the Center for Complex Operations (CCO), a research center within the National Defense University that studies military and civilian coordination in stability operations.
Following her service in the Pentagon, Davidson taught at the Graduate School of Public Policy at George Mason University, where she taught courses on national security policy and civil-military relations. She has also taught at Davidson College, Georgetown University and various professional military schools.
On January 17, 2014, Davidson accepted the position of senior fellow for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. During this time, Davidson was also a presidentially appointed member of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, which recommended changes to service structure and management policies, as well as a member of the Reserve Forces Policy Board.
On September 18, 2015, it was announced that Davidson had been nominated by President Barack Obama to become Under Secretary of the United States Navy. She was confirmed by the United States Congress and assumed her post on March 17, 2016.
She is the author of Lifting the Fog of Peace: How Americans Learned to Fight Modern War, a study of organizational learning and institutional change within the U.S. military.
Event Participated in
|Munich Security Conference/2013||1 February 2013||3 February 2013||Munich|
|The 49th Munich Security Conference|
- https://www.press.umich.edu/4122597/lifting_the_fog_of_peace%7Ctitle=Lifting the Fog of Peace