Commanding Officer, Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 502
Lieutenant Colonel Stephen T. Davis

Lieutenant Colonel Davis was born in San Diego, California and graduated high school in Nederland, Texas. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Lamar University and received his commission through the Platoon Leaders Course on May 19th, 2007.

Second Lieutenant Davis reported for training with Alpha Company 1-08 at The Basic School in October 2007. He traveled to Pensacola, Florida to begin flight training in May 2008 and was designated a naval aviator on February 18th, 2011. First Lieutenant Davis reported to Marine Attack Training Squadron 203 in Cherry Point, North Carolina for training in the AV-8B Harrier II+ and would report for his first operational assignment with Marine Attack Squadron 223, The Great American Bulldogs, in April 2012.

Captain Davis served in various billets with VMA-223. He began his time as the S-4 Logistics Officer, spent almost two years in operations as a current operations and future operations officer, and served his final year in the squadron as the Quality Assurance Officer. He deployed twice while with VMA-223. He deployed in 2014 with VMM-263 (REIN) in support of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit and again in 2015/2016 with VMM-162 (REIN) in support of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. He participated in OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE – Abeyance and Intensification, various national tasking missions, and numerous bi-lateral country exercises. While he was with the Great American Bulldogs, he was certified as a Weapons Training Officer, designated as a Division Lead, and qualified as an Advanced Landing Signal Officer.

Captain Davis was selected for and attended the Expeditionary Warfare School during academic year 2016/2017.

Major Davis reported to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 in Beaufort, South Carolina in June 2017. He began flight training in the F-35B immediately upon checking into the Warlords and remained on staff as a Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor Pilot for the following four years. During his time with the Warlords, Major Davis served as the adjutant, a division officer in the Airframes and Aviation Life Support Systems divisions, training officer, and the Director of Safety and Standardization. Major Davis was designated a Mission Commander and certified as an F-35 Lightning Tactics Instructor and Air Combat Maneuver Instructor while at VMFAT-501.

Major Davis reported to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 in Yuma, Arizona in June 2021. He attended and graduated from Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 1-22 in October 2021. Major Davis was appointed as the squadron’s Operations Officer in January 2022. He planned and oversaw squadron deployments for Red Flag - Alaska, various 13th Marine Expeditionary workups, and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit deployment to INDOPACOM. He also served as the squadron’s Training Landing Signal Officer. He completed his last four months with the Flying Leathernecks as the Executive Officer.

LtCol Davis checked into Marine Aircraft Group 11 aboard MCAS Miramar in December 2023.

LtCol Davis’s personal decorations include a Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with Strike/Flight Numeral 2, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2nd award).

He and his wife live in San Diego, California with their two children.