U.S. ARMY CHEMICAL CORPS
Hall of Fame
Mr. Michael A. Parker
Mr. Michael A. Parker was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his Bachelor of Science from the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy (Missouri University of Science and Technology) and completed graduate work at the University of Michigan and John Hopkins University schools of engineering.
At the time of his induction Mr. Parker was the Director of the U.S. Army Chemical Material Agency. Other key positions were Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command; Executive Director, U.S. Army Chemical and Biological Defense Command spearheading the effort to form the Soldier and Biological Command.
Mr. Parker’s awards include the DoD Distinguished Civilian Service Award, Sierra Club Distinguished Achievement Award and Presidential Rank Award.
Mr. Parker has dedicated his career to enhancing the chemical and biological capabilities of the Warfighters and protecting the homeland by eliminating our chemical weapons stockpile. He has distinguished himself throughout his career as a far-sighted leader who transforms vision into innovative accomplishments. He was the driving force behind compliance with the Chemical Warfare Conventions Treaty.
Mr. Parker’s continued support to the Chemical Corps will endure as his legacy.