A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and proud Father of six Daughters, Brigadier General Johnny Davis was initially commissioned from New Mexico Military Institute in 1990 and entered active duty a few years later.

He began his career with the 24th Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia as a Bradley Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Battalion Maintenance Officer. Following the Maneuver Captain's Career Course, COL Davis served with the 82d Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina as a G3 Battle Captain, Brigade S-1, Commander of A Co, 1-325 Infantry, and Aide-de-Camp to the Division Commander. After Fort Bragg, COL Davis was assigned to Fort Myer, Virginia as the Commander of Delta Company, 3rd US Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard." Following, he served as a Joint Staff Intern. After Command and General Staff College, COL Davis was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky as a Battalion S3, Brigade S3, and Brigade Executive Officer with the 506th Infantry Regiment from 2004-2007; this was followed by a Pentagon tour as the Aide to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff and Joint Staff J8 Capabilities Officer. COL Davis returned to Fort Campbell to command 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry and deployed to Afghanistan (OEF 10) as a Task Force Commander from 2010 to 2011.

After command, he deployed to Iraq (OND) to serve as the Aide to the Theater Commander and follow-on transition to the Pentagon. COL Davis attended the National War College at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C and followed with an assignment as the Director of the US Army Wounded Warrior Program. In June 2014, COL Davis assumed command of the 3rd Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard" at Fort Myer. After command, COL Davis served in the Republic of Korea as the Executive Officer to the UNC/UNC/US Forces Korea Commanding General.

His operational deployments include: Kuwait "Operation Southern Watch"; Sinai, Egypt; Haiti; Iraq OIF 05-07; Afghanistan OEF 10-11 and Iraq OIF-11. He has earned the Airborne Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Ranger Tab, as well as the Combat and Expert Infantryman's Badge.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Award, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal for Valor, Army Commendation Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, and Valorous Unit Award.

Brig. Gen. Davis is married and has six children.