Command Master Chief King is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. In March 1994, he enlisted in the United States Navy Reserve and completed Basic Training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. One year later he converted to active duty and attended Aviation Electricians Mate “A” School in Millington, Tennessee.
His first tour was with Fighter Squadron 31 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He completed deployments onboard USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) and USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) prior to transferring to Instructor Duty at NATTC Pensacola AE “A” School. His following tours include Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Four Four, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Four Two, and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Four Eight in Mayport, Florida deploying onboard USS UNDERWOOD (FFG 36), USS CAPE ST GEORGE (CG 71), and USS MONTEREY (CG 61).
In 2013, he reported to the Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) as a Faculty Advisor, becoming the SEA’s Deputy Director in 2015. His previous Command Master Chief tours include USS LAKE ERIE (CG 70), Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Staff, and USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76). Presently, he serves as the Command Master Chief of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Studies from Excelsior University and is a qualified Master Training Specialist. He is a graduate of Senior Enlisted Academy Class 174 (Gold) and recipient of the Peter Tomich Award for military excellence.
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and numerous unit, campaign and service awards.