February 19, 2014 – The Gordon County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce and to welcome John A. King, III as the new County Administrator for Gordon County. Mr. King, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, currently serves as a civilian Director at the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. Since 2002, he has been progressively assigned to positions of increasing responsibility, and now manages several multi-million dollar security programs and supervises a specialized staff of scientists, engineers, emergency responders, and federal law enforcement officers charged with protecting the epicenter of our national defense. John’s primary responsibilities include the detection of threats and the response to emergencies that involve Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) on the Pentagon Reservation and other facilities throughout the National Capitol Region. He was recently assigned additional responsibilities for overseeing his agency’s Anti-Terrorism Force Protection program. Prior to 2002, Mr. King, a native of Gordon County, managed a local dairy farm in the Oostanaula community with his father, John A. King Jr. John is a graduate of Calhoun High School,
Berry College, the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College, and the Defense Resource Management Institute at the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey.
Upon learning of his selection, Mr. King stated, “I’m excited about returning to my home in Gordon County to serve the needs of the people in our community, and I am honored that the Gordon County Commissioners have selected me for the County Administrator position.”