Michael King – 2014 UMUC Student Advisory Council Member
Michael King was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri. In 2005 he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and has served at several duty stations including Cherry Point, North Carolina; Washington, D.C.; Norfolk, Virginia; and Okinawa, Japan. From 2009 to 2011, King served as the president of the National Capital Region Joint Enlisted Council in Washington, D.C. After more than eight years of honorable service, King is now a civilian attending school full-time in the Asia division of University of Maryland University College. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in Psychology. He and his wife (who is an active-duty military servicemember) currently reside in Okinawa, Japan.
King has a zest for learning and experiencing life that has led him to visit eight different countries and study three additional languages: Spanish, Russian, and Japanese. In December 2013, he was inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success.
King's passions and hobbies include running marathons and Spartan races, scuba diving, snowboarding, volunteering, practicing Tae Kwon Do, writing, playing music, reading, traveling, and spending time with his family.
His future plans include returning to the northern Virginia area, where he hopes to obtain a Master of Arts in Political Science and pursue a career in politics. King is very enthusiastic about being a voice for others and serving people to the best of his ability and hopes to one day become a U.S. senator.