The Grand Paramount Carabao
Lieutenant General Jon M. Davis USMC (Ret) is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rolls
Royce North America. Jon joined the Marines in 1977, was commissioned after he graduated from college in 1980 and served 37 years as an aviator, instructor, leader, thinker and doer.He flew the AV-8A,TAV-8A, AV-8B, F-5, FA-18A-D, MV-22, AH-1W/Z, UH-1N/Y, CH-53D/E and KC-130T/J in service with the Marine Corps.He flew Jet Provosts, Hawks, Harrier T-4, and Harrier GR-3,5 and 7 in service as an exchange officer with the Royal Air Force. He commanded VMA-223, MAWTS-1 and the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.He served as the Deputy Commander, Network Warfare at Fort Meade, and as the Deputy Commander, United States Cyber Command.He stood up and
lead the nation’s first Cyber Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF).His last active duty billet was to serve as the Deputy Commandant for Aviation, Headquarters Marine Corps, managing a $13.3B budget/yr, 1,000+ aircraft and a workforce of 57,000 personnel.In the course of his career he has flown over 4,300 mishap free military hours plus over 1500 hours in general and experimental aviation aircraft.He is a rated Kodiak 100 and Mooney pilot.
He retired in 2017 from the Marine Corps and began his business career, helping good companies become better ones or in helping others bring great ideas to life, then to market.
He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rolls Royce North America, as
Chairman of the Board of Directors of ADACEN, as director on the Board of Chemring Group, As Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Board for Make a Difference Energy (a Green Energy Portfolio Company - where he is involved in innovative solutions too bring green LNG and Hydroelectric power together to provide a sensible bridge and strategy to a greener energy transition as a member of several Strategic Advisory Boards for both publicly traded and privately held companies.
He holds a Bachelor of Science from Allegheny College, a Master of Science from Marine Corps
University and a Master of International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced
International Studies.He is a graduate of the Wharton School, Boards That Lead program.He
lives on a lake in the great state of Idaho with his bride of 41 years, Carol, and their two dogs.They have two married sons, both strike naval aviators (one F-35), one FA-18), two beautiful daughter-in-laws, and 4 grand daughters.
A Brief History of the Military Order of the Carabao
The Military Order of the Carabao is one of the most unique organizations associated with our nation's military history. It was founded in 1900 to counter and satirize the very pompous Order of the Dragon, which was founded by those who had defeated the very short-lived Boxer uprising in China. This idea for a lampoon was conceived by several Army officers one night at the Army-Navy Club in Manila during the Philippine Insurrection. As with most jests, it contained a serious ingredient which gradually surfaced to eclipse the initial joke.
The Carabao Order came to epitomize the camaraderie that grows among members of the armed forces who face the dangers and privations of extensive military service far from home.
While the original spoof was real enough, the Carabao Order came to epitomize the camaraderie that grows among members of the armed forces who face the dangers and privations of extensive military service far from home. By the way, the effete Order of the Dragon was disbanded many years ago.