Admiral (Ret.) Phil Davidson
United States Navy, Admiral (ret.)
About Admiral (Ret.) Phil Davidson
Admiral Phil Davidson is a retired four-star Admiral in the U.S. Navy. He was the 25th Commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command, commanding there from 2018 to 2021.
USINDOPACOM is the nation’s oldest and largest military operating (combatant) command, numbering some 380,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Guardians, Coast Guardsmen, and other civilian personnel, and is responsible for all military activities over more than half the globe.
In his nearly 39 years of active service, he also commanded U.S. Fleet Forces Command in the Atlantic, U.S. SIXTH FLEET and STRIKFORNATO in Europe, and before then, an aircraft carrier strike group, a cruiser and a frigate. He also held assignments in the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, and every major geographic fleet in the Navy. He is a combat veteran.
In addition to private sector work in defense, critical infrastructure, health and energy, Admiral Davidson serves on Military Advisory Groups at both the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and the U.S. Institute of Peace, on the Board of Governors at the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University, and he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.