Commanding Officers

During her service, 17 men bore the responsibility and honor of serving as the Commanding Officer of the USS King.

CDR Melvin Earl Bustard - 17 November 1960 to 01 June 1962

CDR Frank H. Sonntag - 01 June 1962 to January 1963

CDR Thomas E. Groves - January 1963 to July 1963

CDR Edward Lull Cochrane, Jr. - July 1963 to 30 January 1965

CDR Charles P. Tesh - 30 January 1965 to 03 December, 1966

CDR William L. Read - 03 December 1966 to 03 August 1968

CDR John D. Scull - 03 August 1968 to 23 May 1970

CDR Dempster McKee Jackson - 23 May 1970 to 23 October 1971

CDR Richard R. Tarbuck - 23 October 1971 to 07 July 1973

CDR Donald Ralph Anderson - 7 July 1973 to 30 April 1974

LCDR Carlton W. Canaday - AAW Modernization OIC, 30 April 1974 to July 1976

CDR W. H. Stillwell - July 1977 to 17 September 1977 (DDG-41 Pre-Comm CO)

CDR Grant Alexander Sharp - 17 September 1977 to 17 June 1979

CDR Hiram Ward Clark, Jr. - 17 June 1979 to 07 August 1981

CDR John Scott Redd - 07 August 1981 to 15 July 1983

CDR Robert D. Pacek - 15 July 1983 to 19 July 1985

CDR Stephen R. Woodall - 19 July 1985 to 26 June 1987

CDR James W. Moreland III - 26 June 1987 to 10 June 1989

CDR Robert Edward Williams, Jr. - 10 June 1989 to 28 March, 1991