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Major General (Ret.) Gordon 'Skip' Davis

Major General (Ret.) Gordon ‘Skip’ Davis is currently a Senior Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Analysis.  He recently served as NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment.  Prior to NATO, Skip served 37 years in the U.S. Army retiring as a Major General.  Skip’s last military positions were as Director of Operations, U.S. European Command, Commander of Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan, and Director of Operations and Intelligence for Allied Command Operations.  Skip’s professional life included operational and institutional assignments interspersed with study and practice of international affairs and defence issues, primarily in Europe.  Skip participated in operations with U.S., NATO, and UN forces in Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Central Asia.  Skip brings practical experience and conceptual understanding of contemporary and emerging defence issues as well as executive-level experience in operations, intelligence, leader development, capability development, and policy development.  Skip holds an undergraduate degree in nuclear physics and graduate degrees in international business, defence and military history, and strategic studies.

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