Chief John King, the Chief of Police for the City of Doraville, Georgia since 2002, has joined the NAFUSA panel on immigration to be held in Atlanta on October 13, 2012. Prior to becoming chief, King served a number of assignments that included serving as a task force officer to the FBI and the DEA.
Chief King is also an Infantry Colonel in the US Army and has been deployed numerous times with his last military assignment as Senior Military Advisor to the Afghan Deputy Minister of Interior, Kabul, Afghanistan, were he assisted DOD and the FBI in the establishment of the Major Crimes Task Force focused on anticorruption and specialized investigations by Afghan investigators. Chief King is currently the Commander of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Georgia Army National Guard.
COL King has held a number of other key staff and command positions in previous assignments. He served as commander on Company D, 1-108th Armor in Canton, Georgia during Desert Shield/Storm. He served as commander of Troop E, 348th Cavalry and Troop E 108th Cavalry in Griffin, Georgia. His staff assignments include Assistant S-3 Ops, 48th Infantry Brigade, and Operations Officer for 1-108th Armor. He also served as a scout platoon leader, tank platoon leader and executive officer.
Among his decorations are the Bronze Star Medal with 1/OLC, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Combat Infantryman’s Badge and Combat Action Badge. Chief King was born in Mexico City and speaks fluent Spanish. He is a graduate of FBI National Academy.