Ch, Col. Trent C. Davis is the Command Chaplain, Headquarters, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. As a member of the HQ ACC Special Staff, he advises the ACC Commander on all aspects of the Chaplain Corps mission and on all matters pertaining to the religious and moral welfare of ACC Airmen. He directs a headquarters staff that provides functional oversight to more than 225 Chaplain Corps members at 35 wings, 12 bases, and supports 1,336 units at over 242 operating locations worldwide. He develops policies, plans, readiness and contingency requirements, and ensures ACC Chaplains and Religious Affairs Airmen are organized, trained, equipped, and ready for rapid deployment and employment. As Command Chaplain, he is responsible for establishing spiritual resiliency programs that meet the diverse religious needs of 156,739 combat-ready air, space, cyber, and intelligence Total Force Airmen and their dependents. Chaplain Davis is an ordained Southern Baptist pastor and entered active duty in 1998 following service as an Air Force Reserve Chaplain. He is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Air Command and Staff College, Air War College, and National War College. During his career, he served in numerous leadership positions at the Group, Wing, Numbered Air Force, and Major Command level. Prior to his current assignment, Chaplain Davis was Command Chaplain, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
1993 Bachelor of Science, Sociology, Longwood University, Farmville, Va.
1996 Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, Texas
1998 Basic Chaplain Course, Air Force Chaplain Service Institute, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1999 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2000 Academic Instructor School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Intermediate Chaplain Course, Air Force Chaplain Service Institute, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2009 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2011 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 Wing Chaplain Course, Air Force Chaplain Corps College, Fort Jackson, S.C.
2016 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2016 Senior Chaplain Course, Air Force Chaplain Corps College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2018 Master of Science, National Security Strategy, National War College, National Defense University, Ft. McNair, District of Columbia
1. September 1997–April 1998, Individual Mobilization Augmentee Chaplain, 5th Bomb Wing, Minot AFB, N.D.
2. April 1998–April 2001, Chaplain, 42nd Air Base Wing, Maxwell AFB, Ala. (August 1999–December 1999, Senior Chaplain, Aviano Air Base, Italy)
3. April 2001–July 2004, Chaplain, 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa AB, Japan
4. July 2004–June 2005, Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
5. June 2005–October 2006, Chaplain, 347th Rescue Wing, Moody AFB, Ga. (September 2005–December 2005, Chaplain, Balad AB, Iraq)
6. October 2006–November 2007, Chaplain, 23rd Wing, Moody AFB, Ga.
7. November 2007–July 2010, Installation Chaplain, 422nd Air Base Group, Royal Air Force Base Croughton, United Kingdom
8. July 2010–June 2011, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. June 2011–June 2014, Wing Chaplain, 97th Air Mobility Wing, Altus AFB, Okla.
10. July 2014–July 2016, Wing Chaplain, 51st Fighter Wing, Osan AB, Republic of Korea
11. July 2016–July 2017, Deputy Command Chaplain, Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
12. July 2017–June 2018, Student, National War College, National Defense University, Ft. McNair, District of Columbia
13. June 2018–June 2019, Command Chaplain, U.S. Air Forces Central, Al Udeid AB, Qatar
14. June 2019–June 2022, Command Chaplain, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa, Ramstein AB, Germany
15. June 2022–Present, Command Chaplain, Air Combat Command, JB Langley-Eustis, Va.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Air and Space Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal
EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
First Lieutenant Sept. 8, 1998
Captain Oct. 21,1998
Major Aug. 1, 2008
Lieutenant Colonel April 1, 2014
Colonel July 1, 2018
(Current as of August 2022)