Navy Biography

Rear Admiral John G. King

Retired June 2016

Rear Admiral John G. King


Rear Adm. John G. King assumed command of DLA Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio, in August 2014, from Naval Supply Systems Command where he was commander, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS).

As commander, he oversees the end-to-end integration of DLA’s Land and Maritime Supply Chains delivering repair parts to all Military Services. He directs the efforts of more than 2,500 associates at 37 locations worldwide to include three DLA Depot Level Reparable detachments, four detachments supporting U.S. Naval Shipyards, and deployed units. DLA Land and Maritime’s core functions include purchasing materiel, monitoring inventory levels, maintaining technical data, and assuring quality conformance of almost 2 million spare and repair parts. In 2014, DLA Land and Maritime’s sales exceeded $3.1 billion.

A native of Massachusetts, he is a 1984 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a degree in Business Management. He holds a Master’s Degree in Acquisition Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, and is also a graduate of the Executive Training Program of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

His sea tours include USS Nimitz (CVN 68), supply officer of USS Pensacola (LSD 38), and supply officer of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

His shore assignments include deputy commander - Aviation, Naval Inventory Control Point, and Commander Defense Distribution Depot, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.

King is a qualified Supply Corps Aviation and Surface Warfare officer, Joint Service officer and a member of the Acquisition Professional Community. His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with two gold stars, the Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, and various other unit and personal decorations.


Updated: 2 June 2016