Lori D. King 

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Ms. King assumed the role of Acting Deputy to the Garrison Commander in January 2024. She has a broad portfolio managing and directing garrison operations at a large, complex installation with multi-mission tenant activities.

Prior to the assumption, Ms. King was assigned as the Director, DFMWR for U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii (USAG Hawaii) in January 2022.  She has a broad portfolio serving as a DFMWR leader regarding coordination of community support activities. Ms. King’s federal career spans over 30 years, including more than 15 years leading programs and directing operations at Installation Management Command (IMCOM) installations across Europe, North Carolina and Hawaii. 

USAG Hawaii is the Army's premier home in the Pacific committed to service and enhancing readiness.  The garrison serves over 100,000 personnel across 22 military installations in Hawaii providing quality services and infrastructure from the Strategic Support Area for quality of life and mission readiness to Soldiers, Civilians, Families, Retirees and Gold Star Families in the Military Community.  As the USAG-Hawaii DFMWR Director, Ms. King leverages diversity, cultivating an inclusive culture, enhancing the garrison team to deliver high quality services and support to Soldiers, their Families and Civilians.

Ms. King previously served as the Fort Liberty Deputy Director DFMWR in support of 57,000 Soldiers, MWR budgeting/finances for budgets of $55M, strategic planning and integration for 125 front door services, construction project management for $15M in facilities, and event management for multiple annual events with 50,000+ participants. She managed an extensive MWR organization with 125 front doors, 281 volunteers, 97 BMM, and 37 contractors; this includes 14 fitness centers, 5 pools, 17 CYS facilities, library, ice skating rink, 2 golf courses, 2 bowling centers, 7 indoor dining & catering facilities, and 2 coffee shops.

Ms. King has an MBA from the University of Maryland University College, Bachelor of Science Degree - Business, Marketing. University of Maryland and a Certificate, Interior Design (Retail, Commercial, and Residential) from Fayetteville Technical Community College.

Ms. King began her federal career in 1993 in Fort Liberty, North Carolina and has been affiliated with the military for more than 30 years. Ms. King has received multiple awards, including two Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, Top 20 under 40 City of Fayetteville, and achievement medal for Civilian Service.

Ms. King is an inspirational senior civilian leader who has a high success rate in increasing workforce productivity through coaching, mentoring, and teaching individuals and teams through one-on-one and group meetings.