Davidson confirmed by Senate for second star
Brig. Gen. Susan A. Davidson (front) became the 19th commanding general of the U.S. Army's Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command June 13 during a change of command ceremony. (Rear, left to right) Air Force Gen. Paul A. Selva, commander of U.S. Transportation Command, was the host; Army Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., was the presiding official; Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Richardson, outgoing commanding general, retired after 34 years of service in the U.S. Army; and Dave Shake narrated for the ceremony. (U.S. Army photo by Mark Diamond)

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, (June. 26, 2014) -- The Office of the Army Chief of Staff announced today, Brig. Gen. Susan A. Davidson, commanding general of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 25 for promotion to the rank of major general.

Davidson took command of SDDC during a change of command ceremony June 13 at Scott AFB.

Davidson has held a wide variety of command and staff positions. Among her previous assignments, she served as commander of SDDC's 599th Transportation Brigade, previously known as the 599th Transportation Group, at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. She also deployed during that assignment to simultaneously serve for six months as commander of the 595th Terminal Trans. Group in Kuwait, which is now known as the 595th Trans. Bde.

Davidson also served as SDDC's deputy commanding general/director of operations July 2011 to June 2012. That assignment and her current assignment, combined with her previous assignment at U.S. Transportation Command from 1999-2002, make this her third tour at Scott AFB.

For biographical information on Davidson, go to: http://www.sddc.army.mil/Who/Biographies/BGDavidsonBio.pdf

SDDC provides global surface deployment and distribution services to meet the nation's objectives and deploys/sustains about 90 percent of Department of Defense equipment and supplies by leveraging the capability of commercial industry and other military services.

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