BG Chad J. Parker is the Mobilization Assistant (MA) to the Director of Intelligence, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He is USSTRATCOM’s senior reserve component intelligence officer and principal advisor to the Director of Intelligence on reserve component matters related to the command’s diverse missions, including strategic deterrence, cyberspace operations, integrated missile defense, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and global strike.
BG Parker was commissioned in 1989 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Tarleton State University on Active Duty as a Military Intelligence Officer. In 2001, he joined the Alaska National Guard. During his latest deployment, he served as the principal Intelligence Officer to Commander, Kosovo Forces (KFOR), leading a multinational intelligence staff of 257 personnel and related Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) units from 11 supporting nations. Before his deployment to Kosovo, he was the Commander of 297th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade and served in multiple roles at Joint Forces Headquarters, Alaska National Guard, Fort Richardson, Alaska. Prior to receiving his commission, BG Parker served as an enlisted member of the 3/112th Armor Battalion of the Texas National Guard.
Other assignments include a deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a Brigade S2 with TF Grizzly in Kandahar from 2006-2007.
His personal awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two), Army Commendation Medal (three), Army Achievement Medal (two), Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, among other awards and campaign medals.
(Current as of October 2017)