Sergeant First Class Christopher King was born December 13, 1985 in Aschaffenburg, Germany. He has one child Michael, who attends Lewiston-Porter Elementary.
Sergeant First Class Christopher King was raised all over the United States and Europe. He considers his hometown to be Billings, MT—where his father retired from the US Army. He graduated Billings Senior High School in 2004, after which he attended several semesters at the University of Montana before enlisting in the US Army in 2006, as an Armor Crewman. He attended training with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment, at FT Knox, KY.
Sergeant First Class Christopher King’s previous assignments and positions include Tank Crewman/Gunner, H Company, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, FT Irwin, CA; Tank Gunner/Assistant Tank Commander, C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, FT Hood, TX; Recruiter, ST George Recruiting Station, Las Vegas Company, Salt Lake Battalion, ST George, UT; Platoon Sergeant, D Company, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, FT Riley, KS; Platoon Sergeant/First Sergeant, D Troop, 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, FT Riley, KS; Assistant Operations Sergeant, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, FT Riley, KS; NCOIC, Rear Detachment, 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, FT Riley, KS.
Sergeant First Class Christopher King’s military education includes Company Commander/First Sergeant Pre-Command Course; Physical Security Officer II; Senior Leaders Course (Commandant’s List); Master Resilience Trainer; Technical Transportation of HAZMAT; Army Recruiter Course; Advanced Leader Course; M1A2 SEP Tank Commander Course; Visual Tracker; Basic Leader Course; DLI-Iraqi Arabic Language Course; Field Sanitation Team; Combat Life Savers Course.
Sergeant First Class Christopher King’s awards and decorations include induction into both the Order of Saint George (Bronze Medallion) and the Excellence-in-Armor Program; Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC); Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC); Army Achievement Medal (6 OLC); Meritorious Unit Commendation (1 OLC); Army Good Conduct Medal (4 Knots); National Defense Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal (1 Bronze Star Device); Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; Non-Commissioned Officer Development Ribbon (Bronze Numeral 3); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Ribbon; Army Recruiter Badge; Combat Action Badge; Driver and Mechanic Badge Tracked; Driver and Mechanic Badge Wheeled.