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James King


Major James King is currently serving as the Chief of U.S. Army South’s Analysis and Control Element (ACE).  Major King previously served as the Executive Officer for the 312th Military Intelligence Battalion, as well as over three and a half years as a BCT S2 for two different SBCTs.  Additionally, he taught several portions of the first ever BCT S2 course at Fort Leavenworth, KS. He has deployed three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as both an Infantry and MI officer. His deployments include, Infantry Platoon Leader in 1st SBCT 25th ID (2004-2005), then as an intelligence advisor to an Iraqi Army battalion as a part of a Military Transition Team (2007-2008), and finally as the brigade assistant S-2, targeting officer, and surveillance troop commander in the 4th SBCT, 2nd ID (2009-2010). Major King holds a bachelor of arts in sociology from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in strategic intelligence from American Military University.

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