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Faces of Freight Rail: Kelly King


Director Of Network Planning
Kansas City Southern

5 years in the military
Stationed at Fort Drum, NY

As a 2005 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point who later served in Iraq and South Korea, former army Captain Kelly King feels at home when working at Kansas City Southern (KCS) headquarters in Kansas City, MO. “I didn’t know anything about the industry, but found it had a similar working environment to the military,” says King, now director of network planning for KCS. “The work is 24/7 and it’s a close knit community. Everyone is responsible, everyone is important and everybody counts.”

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