Dr. George Dewey Davis III

Dr. George Dewey Davis III

Dissertation Chair/Adjunct Professor


Dr. George Dewey Davis, III, a retired United States Navy Captain and former Radioman Master Chief Petty Officer, retired after 42 years of Active-Duty Navy service on 1 Oct 2023. During his distinguished military career, Dr. Davis has held leadership positions from Work Center Supervisor to Commanding Officer in IT/Cyber related fields. Dr. Davis brings a wide breadth of experience from the Department of Defense’s Information Technology/Cyber Strategic developments and at all levels of military leadership while serving on various navy ships, multiple senior military/civilian executive staffs, three Pentagon assignments, several joint staff assignments, and two NATO Alliance commands in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America, Africa, and Asia.

Areas of Expertise / Interest:

  • Cybersecurity / Cyber Defense / Cyberspace / Strategies & Policies
  • Military Leadership / Military Operations / Military History / NATO / National Security
  • International Relations / Political Science / History
  • IT Governance / Risk Management
  • Organizational Leadership / Knowledge Management
  • Computer Science / Systems Engineering / Encryption
  • Information Technology / Information Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence / Future IT Developments



  • PhD - Business Administration, Northcentral University 
  • MS - International Relations - Salve Regina University 
  • MA - Military Studies, USMC Command & Staff College 
  • MS - Information Technology, University of Maryland University College
  • B.A. - History, University of Rhode Island
  • Graduate of U.S. Naval War College
  • Graduate Certificate, MIT, National Security and Foreign Policy, Seminar XXI
  • Graduate Certificate, Harvard University, Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age
  • Graduate Certificate, NATO Defense College, Rome, Italy
  • Lean Six Sigma – Green Belt

Military Career

  • 1981: Enlisted in the US Navy
  • Advanced enlisted ranks E-1 to E-9 as a Radioman
  • 1993: Commissioned through the Limited Duty Officer (LDO) Program
  • 2003: Re-designated to the Information Professional (IP) Community
  • Assigned to Pentagon reconstruction team post 9/11 attack to rebuild NMCC
  • 2023: Retired from US Navy

Military Operations

  • 1983-1984: Multinational Peacekeeping Operations Beirut, Lebanon
  • 1985: Operation Just Cause (Tanker Escort Missions)
  • 1991-1993: Operations Desert Shield/Storm/Southern Watch (Bahrain and Riyadh, SA)
  • 2005-2006: Iraqi Freedom, Iraqi Oil Platforms in Northern Arabian Gulf
  • 2006: NEO evacuation of 15,000+ Americans from Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2014-2015: Operation Enduring Freedom (CJTF-HOA, Djibouti, Djibouti)

Academic / Military Recognition

  • Delta Mu Delta Honor Society
  • Golden Key Honor Society
  • Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society
  • National Society of Leadership and Success Honors Society
  • 2015 Armed Forces Communications Electronic Associate Copernicus Award Winner
  • 1991 U.S. Central Command / Tampa, FL Navy League Sailor of the Year

Military Awards / Qualifications

  • Defense Superior Service Medal
  • Legion of Merit
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards)
  • Meritorious Service Medal (4 awards)
  • Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards)
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal
  • Navy Achievement Medal (4 awards)
  • Enlisted Surface and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Designations
  • Qualified Surface Warfare Officer
  • Qualified Information Dominance Warfare Officer
  • Joint Service Officer Qualification
  • Master Training Specialist
  • Basic | Intermediate | Advanced Information Professional Qualifications