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COL Scott King

COL Scott D. King,

On 27JAN2017, COL King was assigned as the Acting Director, Capability Development Integration Directorate (CDID), responsible for developing future Mission Command related capabilities.

COL King from Asheville, North Carolina; graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1988 and has served, fought and studied in Germany, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Kosovo, Kentucky, Louisiana, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Afghanistan and Georgia.

Previous Assignments. COL King was assigned to 1st Battalion, 34th Armor; 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 1st Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment; 256th Infantry Brigade, Louisiana National Guard; HQ, 1st Infantry Division; 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment; 1st Battalion, 77th Armor; 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division; US Army Combined Arms Center; US Army Armor School; US Army War College and Resolute Support, Afghanistan. His duties include Tank Platoon Leader, Mortar Platoon Leader, HHC Executive Officer, Battalion S4, AOBC Instructor, Troop Commander, Active Army Advisor to National Guard, Battalion S3, Battalion Executive Officer, Chief Observer/Trainer, Squadron Commander, Director of Armor School, Assistant Director of Joint Education, Deputy Commandant Armor School, and 194th Armor Brigade Commander. In 2015 COL King was assigned to Fort Leavenworth as the Director of School Command Prep. He later deployed to Afghanistan as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Advisor Minister of Defense. Upon return from Afghanistan, COL King became the Director for the Center of Teaching and Learning for Army University.

COL King is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and the Command and General Staff College. He earned a Masters’ in Business Administration from Louisiana Tech University. He also served as President of the Fort Knox Community Schools School Board from 2008-2010 and was a 2011-2012 Fellow with the Pennsylvania Education Policy Fellowship Program.

His awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, the Saudi Liberation Medal, the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, the Global War of Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. COL King’s combat and contingency tours include Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Kosovo 4A, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Resolute Support.