People and Company:King Named CEO for VT Halter Marine

Monday, January 13, 2003
Boyd E. (Butch) King was appointed CEO of VT Halter Marine Inc. at the beginning of the month.

King most recently served as a senior associate with Booz Allen and Hamilton, consulting on various logistical support projects. Among others, this included the study and recommendation to revamp the Balkan Military Support initiative for the United States Army Europe. King also played an instrumental role in developing the Capstone Training Course for the first Interim Brigade Combat Team command and staff for the Army's Training and Doctrine Command.

King had a successful 35-year career in the U.S. Army, culminating in his appointment as Director of Transportation, Energy and Troop Support on the Army staff. In this position, he was responsible for a $3.9-billion dollar program to improve power projection platforms in the United States. During his Army career, King was at the helm of various logistic operations, which included the shipping of combat equipment in support of operations in Haiti to meet National Command Authority requirements for deployment. He retired in 1998 as a Brigadier General. King received a Masters of Business Administration, with a concentration in Logistics from the Florida Institute of Technology; and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Auburn University.

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