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Mr. Brian Parker

Mr. Brian Parker, a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina, graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in 1998 and was commissioned as an Ensign with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  He obtained his master’s degree in Business Administration in 2008 from the University of Mary Washington.
His active duty career consisted of tours aboard USS Peterson (DD 969) and USS Russell (DDG 59) as a Surface Warfare Officer. Rotating to shore duty in 2002, he served as an officer instructor at the AEGIS Training and Readiness Center (ATRC) in Dahlgren, Virginia.
Since his transition to the Navy Reserve, he has had multiple command tours including Amphibious Construction Battalion Detachment 405, Navy Security Force Sugar Grove, and Military Sealift Command (MSC) Expeditionary Port Unit 106.  He is currently the commanding officer of Defense Support of Civilian Authorities Middle Atlantic where his team serves as an interface between Department of Defense and civilian authorities to respond to national emergencies. Additional tours include The Joint Staff as the reserve component executive officer, battle watch captain at MSC Headquarters, and training officer for Assault Craft Unit 2.  In 2012, he was recalled to active duty and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as the team chief for the NATO Rule of Law Field Support Mission-Afghanistan in Herat, Afghanistan supporting Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435.  He led a small team in a remote environment to provide essential field capabilities, liaison and security to partnered NATO, Afghan, Department of State, and coalition rule of law teams.

Complementing his uniformed military service, Parker has served as a civil servant for the Department of Navy since 2005.  He served as a training analyst for ATRC; U.S. Coast Guard program director and AEGIS in-service lead for Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division; and director of Functional Integration at Surface Combat Systems Training Command (SCSTC) in Dahlgren, Virginia. 
In May 2023, he assumed his current position as the executive director for SCSTC.  As executive director, he is responsible for all military, government civilian, and contractor personnel at headquarters and 15 learning sites and detachments throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Japan, and Rota, Spain.

Last Updated: 24 May 2023

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