About the Author


My name is Jon Davis. I am a Middle School teacher and a writer. I became a writer while in the United States Marine Corps. I found the activity a productive way to escape from the tedium and stress of long deployments to Iraq and other trainings when the luxury was allowed. Though I left the Marines in 2008, I still focus on communicating what I know and my perspectives as my time in service greatly affected the way I write and what I write about.

Besides teaching and writing, I am a small business owner, publishing articles and tools for teachers. I’ve worked in retail and Silicon Valley Start-ups I am graduate of the University of North Texas school of Business.

My most outstanding achievements include my marriage with my wonderful and supportive wife (and editor) Jennie and serving the United States Marines and taking part in two tours to Iraq.

My background is that I grew up in a small farm town in Oklahoma where there was little money, opportunity or hope for a successful and rewarding life to those who stayed. I was raised by a single mother who worked very hard to give me a better life than she had. She raised me to try always to be a competitor and always encouraged my curious nature. She was and is my biggest fan.

If you’d like to know anything else, make sure to check out the posts about my personal experiences, mishaps and misadventures: Jon’s Deep Thoughts – About the Author.

I hope you enjoy it and that find some of what it offers meaningful.


4 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. I’ve known Jon most of his life. He grew up with my boys. I am proud to say that he has evolved into a wonderful young man. I can attest to his being opinionated and narcissistic. Truthfully, he can be a downright P-I-A sometimes. but then again, can’t we all.
    I am as proud as an adopted mom can be.
    Keep up the good work Jon boy. God has blessed you with a wonderful gift of words.
    You inspire me.

  2. Good Evening Jon,
    First, my name is Joe Heater and I am the editor of a quarterly news letter for the 1st Battalion 9th Marines Network. Our organization is composed primarily of Marines who served in the battalion between 1965 and 1969 in Viet Nam but is open to any Marine who severd at any time in the battalion. You can view our web site here:


    The reason I’m writting is to ask for your permission to use your “Millitary Intelligence” blog post in the March issue, it’s a quarterly publication. I’m sure all of our members will appreciate the piece. Certainly would appreciate your consideration. If you would like I could e-mail you the last several of issues so you can get an get a feel for our orginization.

    Semper Fi,

    Joe Heater
    3rd Platoon, Delta Company

    • Joe,
      I would be honored to have my post presented to 1/9. Your alumni are among the most honored men to ever be etched in Marine history. Thank you for your and the rest 1/9’s service and I appreciate greatly you giving me the opportunity to be featured in your newsletter.

      • Jon,
        Thank you. I’m just starting to assemble the March edition and am targeting 3/30 as a pub date so let me know if you would like a copy. Will be including your article and link to your blog.
        Semper Fi,

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