Neil King resides in Catalina, having served a distinguished 14-year career as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy. Neil attended Memorial University, later being selected for the highly competitive Regular Officer Training Plan. At the Marine Institute, he served as VP Academic, representing the institution at a marine conference in Alexandria.
Neil holds a Diploma of Marine Engineering Technology and a Bachelor of Technology from Memorial University. His naval posting as a marine systems engineering officer took him all over the world, from counter-narcotic operations in West Africa and the Caribbean to the wars in Afghanistan and Libya. For his military service, Neil was decorated with numerous awards, including the Canadian Forces Decoration, and three service medals. He is also the recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, the Canada Youth Award, the Legion Medal of Excellence, and the Lord Strathcona Medal.
In 2015, he was elected as MHA for the District of Bonavista. He serves on the Government Services Committee and the Miscellaneous and Private Bills Committee.
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