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Reginald W. King

Chief of Staff

Memphis District
Published Nov. 22, 2019

Reginald W. King became the Memphis District chief of staff in October 2019. His duties include advising the district engineer, deputy district engineer and deputy district engineer for programs and project management and other executive senior leaders in all areas of management and administration. Mr. King exercises staff supervision over the district level support offices and is responsible for staff coordination and integration of other staff offices including resource management, legal services, real estate, and contracting; as well as the offices providing enterprise level support including logistics, human resources, and IT, around administration and management, communications, leadership, and planning and evaluating.     

Mr. King brings a wide-range and depth of experience to his current position. Previously, he served as the deputy director for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Logistics Activity (ULA) from February 2011 to October 2019.  His responsibilities consisted of managing day-to-day operations of approximately 400 civilian employees geographically dispersed across 52 locations. This included managing financial resources exceeding $42 million in direct support of a $5 billion operation.

Prior to serving in his previous position, Mr. King served as the director of logistics, USAG Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois where he provided direct support to the Joint Manufacturing & Technology Center (JMTC). Additionally, he provided Installation logistics support to over 40 tenants, such as, JMTC, CENTCOMs AOR and supporting the Global War on Terrorism.

Other previous assignments include: Multiple positions with the Army Sustainment Command G4, to include operations chief, director and deputy director. Mr. King served a tour with the 1st Infantry Division where he was an active duty chief warrant officer four, brigade quartermaster warrant officer, field ordering officer and assistant brigade S4, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, Tikirt Iraq, branch chief. He did a tour with NATO Joint Command Southeast, Izmir Turkey, assistant brigade S4; and a tour with 2nd BDE, 2nd Infantry Division (Strike Force), Camp Hovey Korea. Mr. King is also credited with support for Combat and Peacekeeping tours, such as operations during Operation Just Cause, Operation Desert Storm, peacekeeping missions in PRISTINA and KOSOVO, Operation Iraqi Freedom, logistics support to (CTF-59) Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation Lebanon, which evacuated approximately 15,000 American citizens from Lebanon due to hostilities between Israel and Lebanese Hezbollah in July 2005, and several other military missions and assignments.

Mr. King has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix, graduated with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees from North Carolina Central University, and has completed one year of law school. He is also a graduate of the United States Army Prestigious Warrant Officer Academy, Noncommissioned Officers Academy. He is certified in Life Cycle Logistics and is pursuing other levels of certification. Mr. King is a member of the Army’s Warrant Officer Association, Quartermaster Association, and the Ordnance Corps association. His awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (w/OLC), Army Commendation Medal (w/OLC), NATO Joint Award, the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, the Ordnance Corps Samuel Sharpe award, and the Distinguished Order of Saint Martin Award.