Colonel Davis received a Regular Army commission in 1983 as a Distinguished Military Graduate of Virginia State University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. He received a Master’s Degree in Human Resource management from Chapman University in 1996, and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College in 2005. His military education included the Quartermaster Officer Basic and Advance Courses, Subsistence Officer Course, Airborne and Jumpmaster Courses, Aerial Delivery Management Officer’s Course, Combined Arms Service Staff School, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and Army War College.
Colonel Davis served in a variety of Quartermaster and multi-functional logistics assignments, culminating his illustrious career as Assistant Commandant, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, in 2010. His previous assignments included Director, Clothing and Textile Division; and Chief of Staff, Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Defense Logistics Agency; Chief, Coalition Logistics Support Multi-National Force-Iraq; Executive Officer, 23rd Quartermaster Brigade; and Commander, 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, Fort Lee, Virginia.
At the time of his untimely passing on September 6, 2013, Colonel Davis was serving as the Director, Training Management Office, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, Fort Lee, Virginia, and as President of the United States Army Association of Quartermasters (AQM). On 4 December 2013, the AQM executive board unanimously agreed to rename the scholarship program in honor of Colonel Davis. To date, the Colonel Alexander (Big Al) Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund has raised over $38,000 in support of 30 High School and College students with linkage to the Quartermaster family. On June 12, 2015, the 262nd Quartermaster Battalion Headquarters building, was dedicated in honor of Colonel Alexander D. Davis.
Colonel (Retired) Davis is survived by his wife Karen F. Davis, and their two daughters Alexis and Aaren of Chester, Virginia.