Colonel Joseph Davidson '90, US Army, is currently deputy commandant of the United States Military Academy. Immediately preceding this appointment, Col. Davidson served as commander of the Fort Hamilton Garrison. Col. Davidson is a Cavalry officer who has served in a variety of command and staff positions in combat brigades throughout the United States and overseas to include multiple combat deployments to Iraq. Prior to assuming command of the Fort Hamilton Garrison, he served as the chief of staff for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) where he managed and synchronized an organization of 1,500 people in support of the global Counter-IED mission. He received a BA in Political Science from New Paltz and holds a Master in Military History from The U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College as well as a MS in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University, Washington, DC. Colonel Davidson is married to Mrs. Erin Davidson (nee Hennessy), an Intellectual Property attorney and partner at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP. The couple reside in West Point, New York.