Rear Adm. Tina Davidson is a native of Saint Louis. Prior to commissioning in 1986, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Benedictine College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Louis University. Other degrees include Master of Science in Nursing from The Catholic University of America, Master of Arts in Health Services Management from Webster University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Rush University.
Previous assignments include Naval Hospital San Diego; U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, Italy; Naval Hospital Corps School, Great Lakes, Illinois; US Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan; Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee; Branch Health Clinic, Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia; Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia.
At sea, Davidson served as the ship’s nurse aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). She deployed to Kuwait as the director of Nursing Services Expeditionary Medical Facility Portsmouth.
Executive assignments included officer in charge, Adm. Joel T. Boone, Branch Health Clinic Little Creek, Virginia; U.S. Fleet Forces Command as the first fleet nurse; executive officer, Naval Health Clinic Annapolis; and commanding officer Naval Health Clinic New England, Newport, Rhode Island. She served as the deputy director, OPNAV N0931 from May 2014-September 2016. She was promoted to the rank of rear admiral (lower half) in October 2016. In May 2017, she was appointed as the 25th director of the Navy Nurse Corps. Davidson currently serves as director, Medical Resources, Plans and Policy (N0931), Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV).
Personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (three gold stars), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (one silver star), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (one gold star).
In addition she is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives; board certified as a nurse executive, advanced; a certified professional in healthcare quality; and certified as a master training specialist.