BG Rob Parker is a 1993 graduate of North Georgia College and commissioned through the Army ROTC program into the Signal Corps. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Masters of Science in Telecommunications Management from Webster University, and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
He currently serves as the Chair, Joint All Domain Command & Control - Cross Functional Team and as the Chair, C4/Cyber Functional Capabilities Board. In both roles, he reports regularly to the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC).
He most recently served in HQDA G8 as the Director, Joint & Integration and previously served as the Chief, Mission Command Division (2018-2020). Prior to arriving in the Pentagon, he served in Europe as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Deputy Chief of Staff, G6 for the United States Army - Europe. From 2016-2017 he served as the last Commander of the 5th Signal Command (Theater).
Following graduation from the United States Army War College in 2014, COL Parker was selected for CSL duties as the G-6, III Armored Corps at Fort Hood, Texas and then deployed with the Corps to CJTF-Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) where he served as the CJ6 from 2015-2016.
Upon completion of Army Command and General Staff College in 2004, MAJ Parker assumed duties as the S-3 Operations Officer and later Executive Officer for the 59th Signal Battalion, Fort Richardson, Alaska. He was then assigned to Alaskan Command and Joint Task Force–Alaska at Elmendorf Air Force Base from 2006-2009, where he served as a Division Chief for Operations and Plans in the J6. LTC Parker assumed duties as the Battalion Commander, 59th Signal Battalion and Director, Network Enterprise Center - Alaska from 2009-2011. Upon his departure from Alaska, he served as the Deputy Commanding Officer, 11th Signal Brigade and deployed to OEF in 2012 as the Deputy Commander for Task Force Signal.
He assessed and joined the 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (SOAR) as the S6 Communications Officer at Fort Campbell, Kentucky in 2002. As a Night Stalker, he deployed on multiple occasions to support Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). From 2000-2002, he served at Fort Huachuca, Arizona within Army Signal Command (ASC), then Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM), in various capacities as the Secretary of the General Staff, Aide-de-Camp, and Executive Officer to the Commanding General. From 1997-2000, CPT Parker was assigned to the 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon, Georgia, briefly serving as the Deputy S3 Operations Officer, then assuming command of Charlie Company.
In 1994, 2LT Parker’s first assignment was with the 32nd Signal Battalion in Darmstadt, Germany. He served as the S-3 Training Officer, later as the Large Extension Node Platoon Leader, then Deputy BN S-3 Operations Officer. During this tour, he deployed his Platoon in support of the USAREUR forward command post for Operation Joint Endeavor.
BG Parker is a graduate of the Army Force Integration Course, the Joint C4 Systems Planner’s Course; the Army Basic Parachutist Course; the U.S. Navy’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape course (SERE); the Army’s Northern Warfare Course in Alaska and the US Army War College.
BG Parker's awards include the Legion of Merit with three bronze oak leaf clusters; the Bronze Star; the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with bronze oak leaf; the Army Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf; the Army Commendation Medal; and the Army Achievement Medal. He is a recipient of the Army Signal Regiment’s Bronze Order of Mercury, the Armor Regiment's Order of St. Martin and earned the German Schutzenschnur medal. COL Parker has been happily married to his wife for 27 years and they have a college-aged son & daughter.