Rear Adm. Tina Davidson is a native of Saint Louis, Missouri. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Benedictine College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Louis University. Her graduate degrees include a Master of Science in Nursing from The Catholic University of America, a Master of Arts in Health Services Management from Webster University, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Rush University. She was commissioned an ensign in 1986.
Davidson’s previous assignments include Naval Hospital San Diego, California; U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, Italy; Naval Hospital Corps School, Great Lakes, Illinois; U.S. Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan; Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee; Branch Health Clinic, Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia; and Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia.
Operationally, Davidson served from 1995-1996 as the ship’s nurse aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) and then USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). She also deployed to Kuwait from 2004-2005 as director of Nursing Services for Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Bravo Detachment, Portsmouth, Virginia.
Davidson’s executive assignments include officer in charge, Admiral Joel T. Boone, Branch Health Clinic Little Creek, Virginia; U.S. Fleet Forces Command as the Navy’s first fleet nurse; executive officer, Naval Health Clinic Annapolis, Maryland; and commanding officer, Naval Health Clinic New England, Newport, Rhode Island. She served as the deputy director, Medical Resources, Plans and Policy (N0931) Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, from 2014 to 2016. She was promoted to rear admiral in October 2016 and in May 2017, she was also appointed as the 25th director of the Navy Nurse Corps. Davidson served as director N0931 from 2016 to 2018 before assuming command of Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston (JBSA-FSH) on Aug. 3, 2018.
Davidson is qualified as a Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer (SWMDO) and a Master Training Specialist (MTS). Her 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.
She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and is a board-certified Advanced Nurse Executive (NEA-BC). Davidson is also certified as a Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and as an Executive Nurse Practice (CENP).