Mr. J. C. King is a retired career Army officer (Colonel, Retired, Ordnance Corps) with over 40 years experience in all facets of munitions management. J. C. re-entered government service as the Director for Munitions and Chemical Matters, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health, in March 2007. Prior to that, he served for six years as Special Assistant for Munitions, in the same office, under an Intergovernmental Personnel Act Agreement between the Logistics Management Institute (LMI) and the U.S. Army. He ended a 30 year military career as Division Chief, Munitions Division, G-4, Headquarters, Department of the Army, having, as an Ordnance Officer, over 10 years of command of conventional and nuclear ammunition units and, as an Infantry Officer, a Special Forces Operational Detachment.
In his current capacity, he serves as Army Voting Board Member, Department of Defense (DoD) Explosives Safety Board, a position he has held for approximately 15 years, and is the Army lead for a variety of DoD and intergovernmental committees. He performs analysis and develops policy, both Army- and DoD-level, related to munitions-life-cycle management; explosives and chemical safety; unexploded ordnance (UXO); waste military munitions including discarded military munitions; underwater munitions; the conduct of munitions responses (the cleanup of munitions and explosives of concern, to include chemical munitions); support of explosives and munitions emergencies; and sustainable range management. He has been the Army lead for development of policy governing DoD's Military Munitions Response Program, DoD's Implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Military Munitions Rule, the Military Munitions Response Prioritization Protocol (32 CFR, Part 179) and its accompanying training program and primer; and DoD and Army policy for the management of Material Potentially Presenting an Explosive Hazard (MPPEH). He has also been responsible for developing both DoD explosives safety criteria governing UXO, the processing and management of MPPEH, munitions responses; and the Army's 3Rs (Recognize, Retreat, Report) Explosives Safety Education Program.