J.K. Davis Award Introduced2002
Phi Delta Theta’s General John Kerry J.K. Davis Award is presented to a member of Phi Delta Theta for outstanding service in defense of liberty as a member of the Armed Forces. Brother Davis, New Mexico ’51, served as assistant commandant of the Marine Corps and retired as a four-star general of the United States Marine Corps. J.K. served in the Vietnam War, was a naval aviator, and served as the commanding general of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. He flew 285 combat hours in the Republic of Vietnam (160 at night) and 171 combat missions (100 at night).