Command Sergeant Major Robert L. Parker II was raised on Chebeague Island, Maine. He entered the Army in February of 1991 and attended Military Police basic and advanced individual training at Fort McClellan, Alabama.
His positions and assignments include: Patrolman and Team Driver, 127th MP Company, Hanau, Germany; Patrolman, Team Leader, Squad Leader and Special Reaction Team NCOIC, 572nd MP Company, Fort Ritchie, Maryland; Civilian Police Liaison, USAG, Fort Ritchie, Maryland; Army Recruiter, Waterville, Maine; Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant and Operations NCO, 17th MP Detachment, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Senior Drill Sergeant, C Company, 795th MP Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; First Sergeant, A Company, 787th MP Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Operations NCO, 728th MP Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Operations NCO, 978th MP Company, Fort Bliss, Texas; Operations Sergeant Major, 93D MP Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas; Command Sergeant Major, Task Force South (Prov.) MP Battalion, Basra, Iraq; Sergeant Major, Directorate of Emergency Services, U S Army Garrison, Fort Bliss, Texas; Operations Sergeant Major, Provost Marshal Office, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Operations Sergeant Major, Provost Marshal Office, III Armored Corps, Fort Hood, Texas; Security and Protection Sergeant Major, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait and Command Sergeant Major, U S Army Garrison, Fort A P Hill, Virginia. His deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve.
He has graduated from numerous military schools including Air Assault School, Special Reaction Team School, Equal Opportunity Leader Course, Army Recruiter Course, Drill Sergeant School, First Sergeant Course, Conventional Physical Security Course, Anti-Terrorism Program Manager Course, Law Enforcement Senior Leader Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 58). Additionally, he completed the State of Maine law enforcement pre-service course, and holds a BA in Criminal Justice.
His awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5th), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (5th), Army Achievement Medal (3rd), Army Good Conduct Medal (9), National Defense Service Medal (1 BSS), Iraq Campaign Medal (1 BSS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4), Army Meritorious Unit Citation, Driver's Badge w/Wheel Device, German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency (Silver), Air Assault Badge, Army Recruiter Identification Badge (Gold), and Drill Sergeant Identification Badge. He is also a Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inductee.