News | April 22, 2016

DLA Land & Maritime commander retires

By DLA Public Affairs Fort Belvoir, Virginia

DLA Director U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch announced the retirement of Rear Adm. John King from DLA Land and Maritime, effective April 21, 2016. King served as the Commander of DLA Land and Maritime since August 2014.

King, a 1984 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, retires from the Navy after successfully serving for more than 30 years. As the commander of DLA Land and Maritime he over saw the end-to-end integration of DLA’s Land and Maritime supply chains delivering repair parts to all military services.

“John was a great asset to DLA during his tenure,” said Busch.  "He helped focus his team on DLA’s strategic efforts in serving the Warfighter and maintained a world class organization that supports our forces around the world every day.”

A Massachusetts native, King completed multiple sea tours that include the USS Nimitz, USS Pensacola and USS Harry S. Truman. His other assignments include deputy commander - Aviation, Naval Inventory Control Point, and commander Defense Distribution Depot, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania. He holds degrees in business management from the Naval Academy and a Master’s 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.

Upon King’s retirement DLA Land and Maritime Deputy Director James McClaugherty assumes the role of acting director until Rear Adm. Michelle Skubic reports for duty later this summer.

“We wish John fair winds and following seas as he retires and transitions into the next phase of his life,” Busch added in a note to the agency.