Rear Adm. Tina Davidson is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Benedictine College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Louis University School of Nursing, she worked at St. Mary’s Health Center.
In 1986, she was commissioned as an ensign and reported to Naval Hospital San Diego, California, on the Postpartum, Complicated Obstetrics, and Intensive Care Units, and in 1989 she was assigned to US Naval Hospital Naples, Italy, on a Medical Surgical Ward.
She completed Instructor Training in 1992 then reported to Naval Hospital Corps School, Great Lakes, Illinois. In 1995, Davidson was assigned to the Aircraft Carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) as the ship’s nurse and earned her Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer (SWMDO) qualification.
In 1997 Davidson reported to U.S. Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan, as staff nurse then division officer of a Multiservice Ward, and then Special Care Unit.
Davidson attended The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and then reported to Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee, as an assignment officer in 2001. In 2004 she reported to Branch Health Clinic (BHC), Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia, as the senior nurse executive, and then deployed to Kuwait as director of Nursing Services for Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Portsmouth. Returning in 2005, Davidson reported to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia, as the division officer of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and then associate service line leader for the Pediatric Department. In 2006 she was assigned as officer in charge, Boone BHC, Little Creek; Northwest Branch Medical Clinic; and TRICARE Prime Clinic Chesapeake.
In 2007 Davidson reported to US Fleet Forces Command as the Navy’s first Fleet Nurse. In 2010 she reported as executive officer, Naval Health Clinic (NHC) Annapolis, Maryland, and in 2012, she served in command of NHC New England, Newport, Rhode Island. In 2014 she reported as deputy director, Medical Resources, Plans and Policy (N0931), Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon, Washington, DC, prior to fleeting up as director in 2016. In May 2017 Davidson was appointed as the 25th director of the Navy Nurse Corps. Davidson currently serves as commander, Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Davidson’s other degrees include Master of Science in Nursing from The Catholic University of America; Master of Arts in Health Services Management, Webster University; and a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Rush University. In addition, Davidson is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, a board-certified Advanced Nurse Executive (NEA-BC), and she is certified as a Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), as an Executive Nurse Practice (CENP), and as a Master Training Specialist (MTS). Personal awards include the Legion of Merit (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (one award).