An Army brat from many locations, COL Parker commissioned and graduated from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA in 1992.
After finishing the Signal Officer Basic Course, the Battalion/Brigade Signal Officer Course, and the COMSEC Course, he was assigned to the 50th Signal Battalion (Corps)(Forced Entry)(Airborne) at Fort Bragg, NC. 2LT Parker served as a Platoon Leader in both Charlie and Alpha Companies before being assigned as the 18th Airborne Corps Radio Officer.
After the Signal Officer Advanced Course, the Joint Task Force System Manager Course, and the Combined Arms Service Staff School, CPT Parker served as the Battalion Signal Officer for the 2-72d Armor Regiment of the 2d Infantry Division at Camp Casey, Korea. After Korea, CPT Parker was assigned to the United States Army Special Operation Command at Fort Bragg, NC as the Battalion Signal Officer for 2d Battalion 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne). CPT Parker then returned to the 50th Signal Battalion to command Bravo Company for two years.
In 2002, CPT Parker was assigned to the U.S. Army Signal Center at Fort Gordon, GA as the Chief of the Network Planning Team and a TAC Officer for the Signal Officer Basic Course. In June of 2003, MAJ Parker was selected to form, lead, and deploy the Signal Center’s first Mobile Training Team in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon return, MAJ Parker served as the S3 of the 442d Signal Battalion until his assignment to Fort Drum, NY.
In late 2004, MAJ Parker deployed with 2d Brigade, 10th Mountain Division as the Brigade S6 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After two years as the Brigade S6, MAJ Parker was assigned to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, LA as the Senior Signal Observer Controller. In 2008, after 18 rotations, MAJ Parker was assigned to SETAF in Caserma Ederle, Italy as the Deputy G6 for two years.
In July 2010, LTC Parker became the G6 of the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, HI. He deployed with the Division in support of the conclusion of Operation New Dawn and led the effort to close all tactical communications in Iraq. From Augusta 2012 to June 2013, LTC Parker served as the Aide-de-Camp for General Dennis Via, Commander of Army Material Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL.
After attending the U.S. Army War College, COL Parker served as the U.S. Army Africa G6 in Vicenza, Italy for three years. COL Parker currently serves as the TCM for Networks and Services.