Region 10 Career Counselor of the Year
Sergeant Sean P. Parker is assigned to Army Reserve Careers Division, Region 10, Area 3 as a Retention/Transition NCO. He currently performs this duty at the Demas T. Craw Reserve Center in Traverse City, Michigan as well as the Christian J. Hattemer Reserve Center in Marquette, Michigan.
He entered the military in 1993 with the United States Navy, as a Damage Controlman, aboard the nuclear cruiser U.S.S. Mississippi CGN 40. Aboard ship he held the position of Damage Control Central Watch, Ship’s Fire Marshal, Repair locker Leader, On Scene Leader, Team Leader, Trainer, and Nuclear Security Watch. He was promoted past his peers to Petty Officer Second Class, and participated in numerous deployments, to Bosnia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, operation Noble Obelisk and others. Sgt. 1st Class Parker transferred to the Helicopter Carrier U.S.S. Kearsarge LHD 3, in 1997 and then to the Naval Inactive Reserve.
Sgt. 1st Class Parker entered the Army Reserve in 2002. Prior to his assignment as an ARCC in 2006; he served with the 301St QM Co in Walker Michigan as a Water Treatment Supervisor. He was the company Duty Appointed Retention NCO, and 1st Platoon, Platoon Sergeant.
Sgt. 1st Class Parker has completed Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer course, and Retention and Transition Non-Commissioned Officers Course.
His awards and decorations include Army Achievement Medal (2), Navy Achievement Medal, and Navy Unit Commendation. Additionally; the NATO medal, the Armed Forces Medal, and Sea Service, and Career Counselor Badge.
Sgt. 1st Class Parker is currently enrolled in the baccalaureate Military History program at American Military University. He volunteers with the Maritime Heritage Alliance and the Automatic Ground Vehicle Program, “Wendy Darling”.
“My wife has influenced me the most. After watching her give birth and raise our two children, I see there is nothing that she can’t do, and I want her to be proud of me.”