Lieutenant Colonel Jerome Parker
LTC Jerome Parker commissioned in the U.S Army upon graduating from the Old Dominion University in 2001. His first assignment was to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Korea, where he served as a Mechanized Rifle Platoon Leader from 2002 to 2003. In 2003, LTC Parker was hired by the 75th Ranger Regiment and served as Platoon Leader in 1st Ranger Battalion, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia until 2005.
After completing the Infantry Captains Career Course, LTC Parker served as a Squadron S4 and Troop commander in 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky from 2005 to 2008. LTC Parker then returned to the 75th Ranger Regiment where he was assigned to 2nd Ranger Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington from 2008 to 2011. At 2nd Ranger Battalion, LTC Parker served as a staff officer and company commander.
Following completion of the Command and General Staff College, LTC Parker served as a Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer in 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina from 2012 to 2014. In 2015, LTC Parker served as the Executive Officer of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. The brigade served as the ground component of the Global Response Force. After LTC Parker’s service in the 82nd Airborne Division, he served as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps from 2015-2016.
LTC Parker deployed numerous times to Afghanistan and Iraq in support of the Global War on Terrorism, serving as a platoon leader, company commander, battle captain, logistics officer, and operations officer. In 2016, LTC Parker deployed with the Corps Headquarters and served as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherit Resolve.
LTC Parker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise Science from Old Dominion University and a Masters in International Relations from Webster University.