In 2365, Davies, along with Ensigns Hildebrant, Alans, and another scientist, Prixus, was chosen by Acting Ensign Wesley Crusher to work on a project investigating the geological structure of the planet Drema IV. He seemed skeptical at first as according to himself, he likes to break up married teams.
Davies seemed very snide towards Wesley initially, even offering to take over for him if he needed to. Wesley asked Davies to perform an ico-spectrogram on the planet, but Davies called into question the necessity of this, and Wesley backed down from giving an actual "order" to perform the scan. Following this, Wesley spoke with Commander Riker about the challenges of command and changed his tactics. Subsequently, Wesley ordered Davies to perform the ico-spectrogram, and he complied without question. (TNG: "Pen Pals")