Scott Davis, PhD, CPBC


Scott Davis has enjoyed several successful careers.  He worked his way through college and seminary, a total of 7 years, as a morning drive rock and roll disc jockey in Nashville, TN, and in 2017 was nominated to the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame, although not selected for induction.

He is an ordained United Methodist minister, ordained deacon in 1974, graduated from seminary at Vanderbilt University in 1975, and fully ordained Elder in 1977.  Following that he pastored churches in Lebanon, TN; Blountville, TN; Knoxville, TN; and Lubbock, TX.  While serving in Lubbock he completed a masters degree in Mass Communications at Texas Tech University.

In 1982 he felt God leading him into the military chaplaincy and joined the Navy Chaplain Corps.  His experience as a Navy chaplain included 3 tours with Marines, pastor of 4 base chapels (Newport, RI; Kings Bay, GA; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and Dam Neck, VA), and numerous ships, including his last ship, USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65).  He also led spiritual growth retreats for all the chaplains stationed on Okinawa, Japan during his first tour of duty.  Additionally, during his Navy years he completed a Masters in Public Administration via Troy State University.

Upon retiring from the Navy in 1998 he continued to serve the military community by becoming a financial advisor for First Command Financial Planning.  He served over 17 years as a field advisor in Chesapeake, VA where he began with 25 inherited clients and left that position with close to 500, most of which he created.  He was recognized for club level service every year at the company’s Annual Advisor Conference.  Additionally, during his time in Chesapeake he completed a Masters in Financial Planning at Old Dominion University, and a PhD as well as a D.MIN, both from Trinity College and Seminary.

In 2015 First Command asked him to come to their Home Office in Fort Worth as one of the directors of their Training Department.  During his tenure in Training he participated in the complete re-vamping of how training is done by First Command, to include training for new advisors, now called Fast Start, as well as upgrading the advanced training program what was called Advanced Sales Course, which was just a renewal of what advisors had been taught at their basic training course, to what is now called Advanced Advisor Academy or A3, a truly advanced course for advisors who have been in the field for at least a year.  He also participated in a committee that selected new financial planning software for the company, a software called Naviplan. He then participated in the initial training of Naviplan for the entire field.

After 3 years in Training he was asked to become one of the company’s 5 Financial Planning Consultants (FPC) because of his familiarity with Naviplan and his ability to teach it.  During his 2 years as an FPC he was twice awarded the highly coveted Field Service Superstar award, a position that is nominated by advisors in the field.  He will retire from First Command September 30, 2020.

Scott has completed every assignment and opportunity with high energy and commitment.  He is a team player as well as a team builder.

He is married to the former Myra Medeiros of Fall River, MA and they 2 sons, one a Naval Academy graduate and currently a major in the U.S. Marine Corps. The other a captain in the Army Reserves and working for Homeland Security on the Corona Virus task force in Washington, DC.

Education, Certifications, and Boards:

  • B.A. in Sociology
    Scarritt College, Nashville, TN
  • M.A. in Mass Communications
    Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX
  • M.A. in Public Administration
    Troy State University, Troy, AL
  • M.A in Financial Planning
    Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy
    Trinity College and Seminary, Newburgh, IN
  • Doctor of Ministry (D.MIN)
    Trinity College and Seminary, Newburgh, IN


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