Addison "Tad" Davis IV

Mr. Addison D. “Tad” Davis, IV was appointed Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations and sworn in on September 17, 2018. He provides executive leadership for the acquisition, design, construction, restoration, and maintenance of the Department’s global footprint of U.S. diplomatic facilities. In this role, Director Davis has responsibility for a portfolio of over 25,200 assets valued at over $90 billion at 285 U.S. missions abroad.

He most recently served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment (2017-2018) where he advised the Assistant Secretary and Deputy Secretary on matters regarding the budgetary, policy, and management oversight of the Department of Defense’s real property portfolio of over 500 installations, 28 million acres of land, and over 500,000 buildings valued at a trillion dollars, while enhancing the quality of life for military service members and their families at home and abroad.

Director Davis served on active duty as an Army Ranger and infantryman for 26 years (1978-2004) followed by a decade with the federal government in a number of senior executive positions, to include: Chief Executive Officer/Director of Services and Infrastructure for the U.S. Army Reserve (2010-2013), Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health (2005-2010), and Assistant Deputy Director and later Acting Deputy Director (Demand Reduction) at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) (2004-2005).

He served in the private sector as the Managing Director for Corvias Solutions (2013-2015) where he led innovative public private partnerships to address stormwater management in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and in local government as the City Manager for the Town of Spring Lake, NC (2015-2017).

Director Davis earned a BS in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an MPA from Harvard University. He was a National Security Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and served as an Assistant Professor at the George C. Marshall European Center for Strategic Studies.



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