June 9, 2005 —
Ft. Monroe, Va. — The commander of Joint Task Force Civil Support, Bruce E. Davis, was promoted today to the rank of major general in the U.S. Army in a ceremony at Fort Monroe, Va. Adm. Timothy J. Keating, Commander, U.S. Northern Command, presided over the promotion ceremony.
Joint Task Force Civil Support is a component of U.S. Northern Command. The task force provides command and control for Department of Defense forces deployed in support of civilian authorities and assists with the managing the consequences of a potential chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or high-yield explosive incident in the United States, its territories and possessions.
Maj. Gen. Davis, an Indiana native, began his military career in 1976. Among his previous assignments, he served as Deputy Director of Operations, Readiness and Mobilization, Headquarters, Department of the Army at the Pentagon. In his most recent assignment, Maj. Gen. Davis served as the Principal Director, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, prior to assuming command at Joint Task Force Civil Support.
The general holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, a master’s degree in education from the University of Louisville, and a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College. The general is married and has two children.