Please join us on Tuesday, 2 May, at 12:00 PM EDT, for a Noon Report with MG Johnny K. Davis, Commanding General, U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) and Fort Knox. In an ever-changing recruiting environment, military recruiters must continuously adapt to ensure that their message reaches and resonates with America’s youth, inspiring them to service. In one of the most difficult periods of recruiting since the establishment of the All-Volunteer Force, MG Davis addresses how he’s leveraging the Army’s greatest asset: its people. Through talent management, initiative development and research on today’s youth, Davis works to provide recruiters with all the resources they need to succeed.

  • 1145-1200: Log-on
  • 1200: Opening remarks by Ms. Nzinga A. Curry, Director, Education & Programs, AUSA
  • 1205-1225: Fireside Chat with MG Johnny K. Davis, Commanding General U.S. Army Recruiting Command and Fort Knox and Mr. Marshall M. "Will" Williams, Former Acting Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs
  • 1225-1245: Question & Answer Session
  • 1250: Closing remarks by Ms. Nzinga A. Curry, Director, Education & Programs, AUSA
MG Johnny K. Davis
Commanding General, U.S. Army Recruiting Command and Fort Knox
Major General Johnny K. Davis is the Commanding General of U.S. Army Recruiting Command and Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Prior to becoming Commanding General in October 2022, Major General Davis served as the Commanding General, United States Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, Kentucky.
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Major General Davis graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1989, where he received his commission through the ROTC Early Commissioning Program.
Major General Davis has had multiple command and staff positions throughout the last 33 years to include Company Commander, A Company, 1-325 IN, 82nd Airborne Division; Commander, Delta Company, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, “The Old Guard;” Battalion and Brigade Operations Officer, 506th IN, 101st Airborne Division; Commander, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment; Director, Wounded Warrior Program, U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command; Commander, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, “The Old Guard;” Executive Officer to the Commander, United Nations Command / Combined Forces Command / U.S. Forces Korea Commanding General; Deputy Commanding General for Operations, 25th Infantry Division; Commanding General, U.S. Army Joint Modernization Command, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Futures Command; and Commanding General, U.S. Army Cadet Command.
Major General Davis’ operational deployments include Kuwait – Operation Southern Watch; Sinai, Egypt; Haiti; Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-06; Afghanistan – Operation Enduring Freedom 10-11; and Iraq Operation New Dawn 11.
In addition to his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cardinal Stritch University, Major General Davis has a Master of Science in Administration in leadership development from Central Michigan University and a Master of Science from National Defense University in National Security and Strategic Studies.

Ms. Nzinga A, Curry
Director, Education & Programs, AUSA
Nzinga A. Curry has been with the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) since 2005 and worked her way up to Director within the Education & Program directorate in 2017. She leads a team of six who work to inform and educate members and other stakeholders on the nature and character of land warfare and the U.S. Army. This is done by undertaking research projects, hosting programs, podcast and activities, and publishing and distributing a wide variety of educational materials. Loving her role, which comes naturally as an Army brat and wife of an Air Force veteran, she understands the important role of the military and defense community and is instrumental in carrying out the Army message.

Ms. Curry is a 2009 graduate of Trinity Washington University, earning her Master of Arts’ degree in Intercultural Communication. In 2000, she graduated from Towson University, earning her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication.

Ms. Curry is passionate about education, but not only at AUSA, as she is an adjunct-instructor for a community college.
Mr. Marshall M. "Will" Williams
Former Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs
Marshall M. “Will” Williams is the Chairman and CEO of executive coaching and consulting firm Four Forces Executive Group. He has over 42 years of experience in the Human Capital domain in a wide variety of companies and organizations—including the U.S. military. He previously served as the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs and as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, and he is a member of the Senior Executive Service. Marshall has a BS in Management, an MS in Management and an MS in Human Resources Management, all from National-Louis University. He received his executive leadership coaching training at Georgetown University.
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