Brigadier General William E. King IV became the 7TH commander of the United States Army 20th CBRNE Command. As the commander of the Army’s and Department of Defense sole CBRNE organization, he is responsible for the manning, equipping, and training of more than 5,300 Soldiers and civilians assigned across two Explosive Ordnance Disposal Groups, one Chemical Brigade, and a CBRNE Analytical and Remediation Activity.
Brigadier General William King entered active duty in July 1987 after earning a baccalaureate in Chemistry and distinguished military graduate honors at the University of Richmond, Richmond, VA. He has also earned four Master’s degrees: two in Arts and Science from the Command and General Staff College, one from the School of Advanced Military Studies in Theater Operations and Planning, and one from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in National Resource Strategy.
Complementing his impressive educational background, Brigadier General King has also received many awards for his heroism, meritorious achievement and outstanding service including but not limited to two awards of the Legion Merit, two awards of the Bronze Star and six awards of the Meritorious Service Medal.