J. Terry Davis is an attorney with extensive experience as a private practitioner, government attorney, and a career of service for the United States Air Force, both as an active duty assistant judge advocate and legal counsel for the National Guard Bureau’s Air National Guard. While in the military, Terry served at various bases in the United States and abroad, at major commands, and at headquarters, USAF, Washington, DC. He retired from the USAF after having served as the Inspector General for the National Guard Bureau’s Air National Guard Readiness Center, Andrews AFB, MD.
Terry served as deputy director of the Complaints Resolution Directorate, Headquarters, USAF, Washington, DC. He was the program manager that brought online and made operational the Air Force Inspector General’s first web-based data tracking system for complaints. Terry played a key leadership role in managing and leading a diverse group of military and civilians in a cultural assessment of the Air National Guard human relations environment. His team conducted interviews, sensing sessions, and surveys of ANG personnel in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. This team was formed in response to the numbers of hate crimes that were affecting the lives and careers of uniformed service members. Terry authored the team’s report of findings that was distributed to the 54 National Guard jurisdictions for awareness training.
Terry is a native of Pascagoula, Mississippi. He graduated from Tougaloo College with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Political Science, with honors. Terry received his legal education at the Howard University’s School of Law, Washington, D.C., where he graduated and was awarded a Juris Doctor Degree.