Sergeant First Class Cedric Jermel King entered the United States Army in 1995. After completing Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training he attended and completed United States Army Airborne School at Fort Benning GA.
Sergeant First Class King’s first assignment was Ft Bragg NC where he served as an Air Traffic Operations Specialist. He then reclassified to 11B and applied to serve and was accepted into the 2nd of the 75th Ranger Regiment based out of FT Lewis WA, there he would serve as a rifleman and Machine Gunner. Sergeant King next moved to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) there he served as team leader, Squad leader, and Weapons Squad leader while deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. He then spent 2 years serving at the United States Army Airborne School Serving as an Airborne Instructor, he then was chosen to instruct at the United States Army Pathfinder School where he would teach for 4 more years. He returned to Ft Bragg NC where he was chosen to serve as a First Sergeant of Bravo Company 1-505 PIR while still a Sergeant First Class. The unit would deploy to Afghanistan in 2011 while Sergeant King would serve as the First Sergeant he would also receive the opportunity to serve as a platoon sergeant the following summer logging two continuous summers in Afghanistan. The second tour would prove to be a fateful one as an insurgent Improvised Explosive device would challenge himself and his family. He now is on the long road to full recovery stationed at the Walter Reed National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda Md.
Sergeant First Class King has attended and Graduated from all levels of the United States Army education system except the United Army Sergeants Major Academy. He is a graduate of the United States Army Jumpmaster Course, United States Army Pathfinder course, the Air Assault course, The United States Army Ranger Course, as well as several other courses.
Sergeant First Class King is a recipient of the Bronze Star medal, the Purple heart, the Meritorious Service Medal and several more.
Sergeant First Class King hails from Norlina North Carolina, and is married to Khieda King. Sergeant First Class King have two daughters named Amari and Khamya.
We honor you, Cedric King.