National Guard
Major General JOHN F. KING
  
Commander, Contingency Command Post 1 and Task Force 51, US Army North (ARNORTH) & Fifth US Army
Fort Sam Houston, TX
Since: February 2018
Official Photo
SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE  OCS

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
Brenau University - BA - Criminal Justice
United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
Armor Officer Basic Course
Armor Officer Advanced Course
United States Army Command and General Staff College
United States Army War College
Harvard University, Senior Executives in National and International Security (SENIS)
CAPSTONE
Syracuse University, National Security Decision Making Course (NSDM)
Force Integration Course for Senior Leaders (FISCL)
United States Judge Advocate School, Reserve Component - General Officer Legal Orientation Course (RC-GOLO)
Harvard University, General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S)  Spanish

PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT
2LT 29 Jun 85
1LT 29 Jun 88
CPT 27 Nov 90
MAJ 1 Aug 97
LTC 25 Sep 02
COL 20 Mar 07
BG 1 Apr 13
MG 1 Feb 18

FROM TO ASSIGNMENT
Feb 18 Present Commander, Contingency Command Post 1 and Task Force 51, US Army North (ARNORTH) & Fifth US Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Apr 13 Jan 18 Director, Joint Staff - (GA) Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), Atlanta, Georgia; dual-hatted, January 2015 - December 2017, Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard-United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Georgia
Oct 10 Mar 13 Commander 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Macon, Georgia
Jun 10 Oct 10 Deputy Commander Headquarters and Headquarters Company 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Macon, Georgia
Apr 09 Jun 10 Senior Advisor to the Afghanistan Deputy Minister for Security NATO Training Mission Afghanistan Combined Security Training Command Afghanistan Camp Eggers, Afghanistan
Jan 07 Apr 09 Deputy Commander Headquarters and Headquarters Company 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team,Macon, Georgia
Sep 02 Jan 07 Commander 1st Battalion, 108th Armor 48th Infantry Brigade Mechanized Calhoun, Georgia
Mar 02 Sep 02 S3 Headquarters and Headquarters Company 48th Infantry Brigade Mechanized Macon, Georgia
Jul 01 Mar 02 Plans Officer Headquarters and Headquarters Company 48th Infantry Brigade Mechanized Macon, Georgia
Mar 01 Jul 01 Multi-National Division (North) Security Force Chief of Operations Headquarters and Headquarters Company 3rd Infantry Division Mechanized Bosnia, Herzegovina
Dec 00 Mar 01 Plans Officer Headquarters and Headquarters Company 48th Infantry Brigade Mechanized Macon, Georgia
Jun 98 Dec 00 S3 Headquarters and Headquarters Company 1st Battalion, 108th Armor 48th Infantry Brigade Mechanized Calhoun, Georgia
Aug 97 Jun 98 Financial Manager Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment State Area Command Ellenwood, Georgia
Jan 96 Aug 97 S1 Headquarters and Headquarters Company 1st Battalion 108th Armor 48th Infantry Brigade Mechanized Calhoun, Georgia
Mar 92 Jan 96 Commander Troop E 1st Battalion 108th Cavalry 48th Infantry Brigade Mechanized Griffin, Georgia
Nov 90 Mar 92 Commander Company D 1st Battalion 108th Armor 48th Infantry Brigade Mechanized Canton, Georgia
Aug 89 Nov 90 Executive Officer Headquarters and Headquarters Company 1st Battalion 108th Armor 48th Infantry Brigade Mechanized Calhoun, Georgia
Jun 85 Aug 89 Platoon Leader Company C 1st Battalion, 108th Armor 48th Infantry Brigade Mechanized Dalton Georgia

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Senior Advisor to the Afghanistan Deputy Minister for Security NATO Training Mission Afghanistan Combined Security Training Command Afghanistan Camp Eggers, Afghanistan Apr 09 - Jun 10 Colonel
Multi-National Division (North) Security Force Chief of Operations Headquarters and Headquarters Company 3rd Infantry Division Mechanized Bosnia, Herzegovina Mar 01 - Jul 01 Major

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Legion of Merit
Bronze Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Army Meritorious Unit Commendation
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver and 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars)
Iraq Campaign Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass, M Device and Numeral 4)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 3)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal (with 1 Bronze Star)
Georgia Commendation Medal
Georgia National Guard Service Medal
Georgia Special Operations Ribbon
Georgia State Active Duty Ribbon
Combat Infantryman Badge
Combat Action Badge

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION
Chief of Police, Doraville, Georgia

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
National Guard Association of the United States
National Guard Association of Georgia
United States Armor Association
National War College Alumni Association

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
The Second Degree Baryal Medal - Operation Enduring Freedom
El Salvador Gold Medal of Achievement

 

 

As of: 9 Oct 19

 

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