April 12, 2023

Mark Davis Inducted as Honorary Commander with the 96th Test Wing Staff Judge Advocate

Santa Rosa Beach, FL – The Firm is proud to announce that Mark D. Davis, a Shareholder at Clark Partington, has been inducted as an Honorary Commander with the 96th Test Wing Staff Judge Advocate at Eglin Air Force Base.

Over the course of his one-year term, Mark and his fellow honorary commanders will have the privilege of gaining firsthand knowledge about the mission, personnel, programs, and operations at Eglin Air Force Base. They will attend various induction/change of command ceremonies, base orientation days, group & squadron briefings, and social events, among others.

According to Eglin AFB, this program is designed to “foster, encourage, and maintain a continuous working relationship between the base and our surrounding community.”

We congratulate Mark on being selected to participate in the Honorary Commander Program. It is a distinct honor as all community partners were nominated, vetted, and submitted to Brigadier General Jeffery T. Geraghty for selection.

The 96th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla., is the test and evaluation center for Air Force air-delivered weapons, navigation and guidance systems, Command and Control systems, and Air Force Special Operations Command systems. The wing provides expert evaluation and validation of the performance of systems throughout the design, development, acquisition, and sustainment process to ensure the warfighter has technologically superior, reliable, maintainable, sustainable and safe systems. The 96th TW performs developmental test and evaluation across the complete system life cycle for a wide variety of customers including: Air Force Systems Program Offices, the Air Force Research Laboratory, logistics and product centers; major commands; other DoD services and U.S. government agencies (Department of Transportation, NASA, etc.); foreign military sales; and private industry.

Official United States Air Force. 96th Test Wing. Air Force Test Center. https://www.aftc.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Article/2382281/96th-test-wing/

Mark D. Davis is a shareholder in the Firm’s Santa Rosa Beach office. He has been practicing law in Walton County for over 30 years, both in private practice and as In-House counsel for the county. His practice areas include governmental affairs, real estate, probate, family law, criminal defense and general litigation.

In 2022, Mark was recognized as a Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine. Additionally, Mark is a current member of the Board of Directors for Legal Services of North Florida, Inc., and the General Counsel to the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce. He is also an active member of the Walton County Bar Association. He previously served on the First Circuit Bench Bar Professionalism Committee and chaired The Florida Bar Grievance Committee 1-B, First Circuit.

Mark is actively involved in the community and was a member of the Walton County School Board for over 20 years. He is also a past president of the Kiwanis Club, a former volunteer basketball coach and former chair of the Cope Center. Mark is currently an elder and choir member at First Presbyterian Church of DeFuniak Springs.

About Clark Partington:

Clark Partington is a preeminent Gulf Coast regional law firm, serving the comprehensive legal needs of individuals and businesses as trusted advisors and counsel, with offices in Pensacola, Destin, Santa Rosa Beach & Tallahassee.

We stand on the shoulders of the founders who forged the success of our firm, we are shaped by our respect for their legacy, and propelled forward by a quiet confidence born of 46 years of excellence.