Colonel Fredrick B. Parker
COL Fredrick Parker was born in Lewisville, Arkansas. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana Tech University. In 1998, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant through the Reserve Officers Training Corps. His military education includes Chemical Basic Course, Captains’ Career Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) II, and the Technical Escort Course. COL Parker is a graduate of the Naval War College.
From 1998 to 2000, COL Parker served as the Battalion Chemical Officer for the 1st Battalion 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment (Airborne). In 2000, he served as a Chemical Platoon Leader in HHC, 172nd Separate Infantry Brigade. Following the Chemical Corps Captains’ Career Course, COL Parker served as the NBC Detachment Commander, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2005, COL Parker commanded Echo Company, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment. In August 2008, COL Parker assumed command of Alpha Company, 110th Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort), and deployed the first CBRNE Company Team to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his deployment to Iraq, COL Parker was instrumental in the strategic force development of the first Iraqi Army Chemical Defense Company. COL Parker was an action officer on the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review at Headquarters Department of the Army G-8 after successfully serving as the Executive Officer of Seattle Recruiting Battalion. Moreover, COL Parker was assigned to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, culminating as the Military Assistant to the Director of Partnerships and Building Capacity Department. His most recent assignment was the commander of the Atlanta Recruiting Battalion.
COL Parker’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War of Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War of Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Senior Parachutist Badge.
COL Parker has four children Quinton, Isaiah, Aminah, and Breana. He is married to the former Donell Harmon.