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COL Joseph H. Parker

Commander, Corpus Christi Army Depot

COL Joseph H. ParkerColonel (COL) Joseph H. Parker assumed duties as the Commander of the Corpus Christi Army Depot on May 29, 2020.

COL Parker has led from the platoon level to the battalion level, to include deputy brigade commander. He has worked as a staff officer at numerous levels to include at the Army-level. He has trained active, Guard and Reserve Soldiers and coordinated the training of the Iraqi National Police. He commanded both operations and maintenance units.

In 2019, he graduated from the Army War College. Most recently, he was the Aviation Modernization Division Chief with the Headquarters, Department of the Army (DAMO-AV, G-3/5/7).

Operationally, COL Parker commanded of the 46th Aviation Support Battalion from 30 June 2015 to 3 February 2017. Over 19 months, he and the battalion conducted numerous training events in support of the 16th CAB and the 7th ID. Throughout 2017 and into 2018, COL Parker served as the Deputy Commanding Officer of the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, to include a seven-plus month deployment to Afghanistan.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with V-Device, the Air Medal with C-Device and numeral 2, the Army Commendation Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, the Iraq, Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Ribbon with numeral 4, and the NATO Medal (Bosnia and Afghanistan). He earned the Combat Action Badge, the Senior Aviator Badge, the Valorous Unit Award, the Army Superior Unit Award, the Order of Saint Michael, Bronze, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

His previous assignments locations include Fort Rucker, AL, Fort Carson, CO, Camps Stanley, Page and Eagle, ROK, Boise, ID, Fort Riley, KS, Fort Leavenworth, KS, Fort Hood, TX, Fort Campbell, KY, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, Carlisle Barracks, PA and the Pentagon. His deployed locations are Camp Comanche, Bosnia, Baghdad, Iraq, Mazar-e-Sharif and Bagram, Afghanistan, which include three combat deployments.

Colonel Joseph H. (“J.”) Parker is a native of Snyder, Texas and is a 1997 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point where he twice lettered in football. He received his commission into the Aviation Branch on 31 May 1997.

Mission statement

  • CCAD is and will continue to be the world’s premier helicopter and component repair and remanufacture facility.


  • We answer the nation’s call, we keep the Army flying!


Last updated on: 05-Nov-2020