Moe Davis is a retired Air Force Colonel, former Chief Prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay, Director of the Air Force Judiciary, law professor, judge,
speaker, writer and national security expert for Congress. He grew up in Shelby, NC, the son a disabled World War II veteran. He earned his BS in
Criminal Justice at Appalachian State in 1980 and a law degree from North Carolina Central University in 1983. After, he joined the Air Force as a JAG
officer. Later he earned further degrees in military law from The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, and in
government procurement law from George Washington University.
In October 2007, Colonel Davis resigned from his position as Chief Prosecutor for Terrorism Trials at Guantanamo Bay. He refused an order to use
evidence obtained through waterboarding (deemed torture). He declared it was not admissible as evidence in the military commissions, and resigned
over the issue. For his stand against torture and the political pressure placed on prosecutors at Guantanamo, the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics
in Washington (CREW) honored Davis by including him in, “Those Who Dared: 30 Officials Who Stood Up For Our Country.”
Throughout his career Davis has been awarded the Legion of Merit, six Meritorious Service Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal,
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Headquarters Air Force Judge Advocate of the Year award.
He has been endorsed by several legal scholars, and human rights activists including Chris Lu, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor under the
Obama Administration, civil rights attorney Frank Goldsmith, Harvard Law School professor and Constitutional Law expert Laurence Tribe, and Eugene
R. Fidell, the Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Davis was also endorsed by VoteVets.org, the Sierra Club; Equality NC and
the AFL-CIO Western North Carolina Central Labor Council.