Mr. Robert A. Davel assumed his current position as Deputy Commandant for the United States Army Military Police School on 19 December 2022. In this role, he is responsible for directing a staff of over 220 military and civilian personnel and overseeing the execution of a 10.2 million dollar annual operating budget in support of over 40,000 Military Police Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilian Police, and 18,000 students annually. Mr. Davel is also directly responsible for developing, orchestrating and executing strategic level directives, initiatives and objectives that meet the training and education needs for Soldiers and Federal Civilians performing Basic Law Enforcement, Criminal Investigations and Corrections functions within the Department of Defense. Mr. Davel assumes the role of Commandant United States Military Police School in the incumbent’s absence.
During a distinguished career as a Military Policeman that spanned 31 years, culminating in his retirement from military service in December of 2022, Mr. Davel held numerous key positions including: Director Maneuver Support-Capability Development and Integration Directorate, Assistant Commandant and Director of Training, United States Army Military Police School, III Corps Chief of Protection and Provost Marshal, Senior Advisor to the Afghan Minister of the Interior, Deputy Commander 42nd MP Brigade, Commander 508th MP Battalion. Mr. Davel also served in key assignments with the 101st Airborne Division, 82nd Airborne Division, 2nd Infantry Division, 2nd Armored Division, 16th Military Police Brigade (ABN), 89th Military Police Brigade, 14th Military Police Brigade, 503rd Military Police Battalion (ABN), and Law Enforcement Command.
Mr. Davel’s military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medals, and other service medals, awards and citations. He is a recipient of the Military Police Corps Regiment Order of the Marechaussee in Silver and in Bronze.
Mr. Davel is a native of Shawano, Wisconsin and holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas, Master’s in Business and Organizational Security from Webster University, Master’s in National Security Strategic Studies the Army War College and a Juris Doctorate Degree from University of Missouri.