Craiger C. Parker
Colonel Craiger C. Parker was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 9-66 on 22 June 1966. | His first duty assignment was a Platoon Leader, B Company, 4th Battalion, 39th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Recon Platoon Leader, 4th Battalion, 39th Infantry, Bearcat, Vietnam; Operations Officer, Special Troops Regiment, Fort Meade, Maryland; Commander, B Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry, Laikhe, Vietnam; S-3, 2d Bn (M) 22d Inf, Cu Chi, Vietnam; Instructor, U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Commander, 12th Company, 1st Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia; Area Commander, Newark District Recruiting Command, Newark, New Jersey; S3 & XO, 3d Battalion, 7th Infantry, Fort Benning, Georgia; S3, 197th Infantry Brigade (M) Sep, Fort Benning, Georgia; Commander, Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Commander, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Chief, Executive Service Div Office Chief of Staff, Washington, D.C.; and Commander, Devil Troop Brigade, Fort Polk, Lousiana. | Colonel Parker is a graduate of Officer Candidate School, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Senior Officer Nuclear Accident Course, Infantry Mortar Platoon Course, Command and General Staff College, Recruiting Commanders Course, and the Army War College. | His military awards include the Silver Star w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantrymans Badge, and Army Staff Identification Badge.