Lt. Col. Don King
2nd Battalion, 196th Infantry Brigade
Lieutenant Colonel King graduated from the Eastern New Mexico University in 1997 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in Infantry. He began his career in the 2nd Infantry Division as a platoon leader and executive officer in 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment at Camp Casey, Korea.
After completing the Infantry Advance course, 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 24 Infantry Regiment.
In 2004, Returning to Korea for 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 (UNCSB-JSA) and the Security of the General Staff to the Eighth Army Commander. In 2014. He completed his tour in 8 Army as the G35 committee chief of maneuver.
LTC King assumed duty as the Commander of the 2nd Battalion 196th Infantry Brigade on June 10, 2014.
LTC King’s military education includes Infantry Officer Basic, 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 the intermediate Level Education.
Lieutenant Colonel King’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious service Medal (3OLC), Expert Infantry Badge, Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.