Brigadier General Gregory Charles Parker Sr. currently serves the Louisiana National Guard as the assistant Adjutant General – Army. He is responsible for the deployment and coordination of programs, policies and plans affecting the more than 9,000 members of the Louisiana Army National Guard.
General Parker graduated from Ovey Comeaux High School in Lafayette, LA. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Studies from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.
As a career Soldier, he has served his state and country for thirty-three years, first enlisting in 1986 as a chemical operations specialist. Upon graduating Officer Candidate School in 1989, General Parker began his officer career in the infantry. He has held command and staff positions at all levels. Among the most notable positions held by General Parker are commander of the 62nd Civil Support Team, Chief of Staff of the 225th Engineer Brigade in Baghdad, Iraq, and Deputy Commander of the 139th Regional Support Group. He has also served in almost every major disaster in Louisiana since 1986 to include serving as the Operations Officer for Reception and Onward Integration Operations at Naval Air Station Belle Chase during the response to hurricane Katrina in 2005, as well as the Joint Plans Officer for the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill Response in 2010. In 2015, he was assigned as the Director of Strategic Planning and appointed as the team leader for the Adjutants General Association of the United States’ Strategic Initiatives Group (Team Godzilla). General Parker served as the special assistant to the Adjutant General September of 2018 until 29 June 2019 when he was appointed as the assistant Adjutant General – Army.
General Parker’s military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Chemical Officer Basic Course, United States Army Ordnance School, Technical Escort Course, National Fire Academy, Hazardous Materials Incident Management Course, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Course, Defense Nuclear Weapons School, Radiological Accident Command, Control and Coordination Course, Infantry Officer Advance Course, Department of Defense Support of Civil Authorities Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Command and General Staff Officer Course, and the U.S. Army War College.
Currently, he resides in St. Amant, Louisiana. He is married to the former Wendy Volpe and has three children: Gregory II, Eva, and Megan, and five grandchildren: Michael, Aniya, Savannah, and Shaun III, and Piper who
is on the way.
(Current as of November, 5 2019)