Lt. Col. Don King
2nd Battalion, 196th Infantry Brigade
Lieutenant Colonel Don M. King was born in Korea and immigrated to the United States at the age of 13. LTC King attended and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University and received his commission through the Army ROTC scholarship program in 1997.
LTC King’s initial assignment was with the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea where he served in the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment as a company executive officer and platoon leader. Upon completion of the Infantry Advance course in 2000, LTC King was assigned to 1st Stryker Brigade 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA where he served as the Brigade Plans Officer and B Company Commander in the 1st Battalion 24th Infantry Regiment. Returning to Korea for a second time, he commanded an Infantry Company responsible for the security of the United Nations Command/ United States Forces Korea/Combined Forces Commander’s Command Post TANGO. Following his assignment in Korea, he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-08 as a Military Transition Team Chief in Northern Iraq. After Command and General Staff College, LTC King returned to Eighth Army, Korea and served as the Battalion S-3 in the United Nations Security Battalion Joint Security Area Panmunjom and Eight Army Future Operations maneuver planner. Additionally he served as the Secretary of the General Staff to the Eighth Army Command Group.
LTC King’s military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Bradley Fighting Vehicle Course; Infantry Mortar Leader Course, Ranger Course, Basic Airborne School, Air Assault School, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Infantry Captain Career Course, Military Transition Team training and Intermediate Level Education.