Brigadier General Amos P. Parker, Jr was selected Assistant Adjutant General for the Mississippi Army National Guard (MSARNG) by the Adjutant General of Mississippi on January 11, 2018. As the Assistant Adjutant General, he guides the formulation, development and implementation of all programs and policies affecting the Mississippi Army National Guard and its nearly 10,000 Citizen Soldiers.
BG Parker is a lifelong resident of Summit, Mississippi. He graduated from McComb High School in 1984. He holds an associate degree from Southwest Mississippi Community College, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College and a professional certificate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Homeland Protection.
BG Parker entered military service on April 25, 1986 as an Infantryman in Tylertown, Mississippi. He received his commission through ROTC at the University of Mississippi in 1988. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course and the Infantry and Armor Advance Courses. He is a graduate of the Combined Arms Service Staff School, Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College. BG Parker has served in various command and staff positions here and abroad. He served as the Commander of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry, as the Operations Officer of the 155th Brigade Combat Team, and as Commander of the 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry. While deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III from 2004-2006, he served as the Brigade Air Operations Officer for the 155th Brigade Combat Team. BG Parker served as the Executive Officer for the 155th Brigade Combat Team while deployed to Iraq from 2009-2010 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 9.2. He commanded the 154th Regiment Regional Training Institute (RTI) in the Mississippi Army National Guard (MSARNG). As the Commander of the 154th RTI he was responsible for military training and professional development in the areas of Combat Arms, Leadership, Military Occupational Specialties (MOS), Additional Skill Identifiers (ASI), the Non-commissioned Officer Education System (NCOES), and the Officer Candidate School (OCS) for the Army National Guard, United States Army Reserve (USAR), and the Active Component (AC). BG Amos Parker was selected Chief of Staff for the Mississippi Army National Guard (MSARNG) by the Adjutant General of Mississippi on September 1, 2016. As the Chief of Staff, he was responsible for the supervision and directing of the MSARNG’S staff, to include managing budgets and resources for all major ARNG programs. BG Parker oversaw the development and coordination of all policies, plans, and programs of the Mississippi Army National Guard.
BG Parker is a recipient of numerous awards which include a Bronze Star with (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with 8 Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Stars), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Bronze Hourglass and “M” Device), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (with Bronze “2” Device), Iraq Campaign Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon. He is a recipient of the Order of Saint Maurice awarded by the National Infantry Association. He is an Eagle Scout, a member of the Summit Fire Department, active member of First Baptist Church in Summit, adjunct instructor at Southwest Community College, a volunteer with Pike County Special Olympics and a sponsor of Miracle League softball.
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