Col Denny R. Davies

National Security Affairs Fellow

Colonel Denny R. Davies, representing the U.S. Air Force, is a National Security Affairs Fellow for the academic year 2020–21 at the Hoover Institution.

Colonel Davies is a C-130 command pilot and former squadron commander, having served in United States Air Forces in Europe, Pacific Air Forces, Air Mobility Command, Headquarters Air Force, United States Indo-Pacific Command, and the Joint Staff.  He deployed to Southwest Asia six times in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

Originally from Sarasota, Florida, Colonel Davies graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Management.  He also holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University in Washington, DC.  Most recently, he served as the Deputy Executive Assistant to the Commander, United States Indo-Pacific Command, Admiral Philip S. Davidson.

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Analysis and Commentary

To Turn The Corner On Air Force Suicides, Let Chaplains Take The Lead

by Col Denny R. Daviesvia The Hill
Wednesday, May 5, 2021

“This has been the toughest year of my career.” In late-2016, a fellow squadron commander and close friend was in my office at Yokota Air Base in Japan. Sadly, he was in a familiar, dark place: Leading his airmen through the pain and despair of another suicide. It was the third suicide that year within our base’s maintenance group, part of an epidemic gripping the Air Force, the Department of Defense and American society writ large.

Analysis and Commentary

Pursuing The American Dream Through Military Service

by Col Denny R. Daviesvia The Daily Wire
Thursday, April 8, 2021

“For today’s youth, the American Dream may already be dead.”

Analysis and Commentary

Military Spouses: The Force Behind The Force

by Col Denny R. Daviesvia The Washington Times
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Individuals should find ways to show appreciation for these heroes.
Analysis and Commentary

Why America Should Keep An All-Volunteer Military Force

by Col Denny R. Daviesvia The National Interest
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The AVF has served us well for the last half-century and will continue to grant the American people complete faith and confidence in their volunteer defenders for decades to come.

Analysis and Commentary

We Truly Do Live In 'America The Beautiful'

by Col Denny R. Daviesvia The Washington Times
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

When 'servant citizens' seek formal and informal opportunities to serve the nation.