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Gordon B. “Skip” Davis Jr.

NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment


Gordon B. “Skip” Davis Jr. has been NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Defense Investment Division since September 2018. He previously served as the Director of Operations, U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany, before retiring from the U.S. Army as Major General after more than 37 years of service.

Skip’s professional life has been characterized by operational and institutional military assignments interspersed with study and practice of international affairs and defense issues, primarily in Europe. Most of Skip’s career has been dedicated to NATO and European defence, including numerous assignments and operations with NATO forces and headquarters. Skip brings an unusual depth of practical experience and conceptual understanding of contemporary defence issues.

Afternoon Session 1 - Challenges and Opportunities of the Transatlantic Defence Industrial Cooperation