Col Kevin L. Parker is the Commander of AFROTC Detachment 805, Texas A&M University. The Detachment is the largest in the nation with over 700 cadets enrolled in the fall each year. It is one of the nation’s oldest AFROTC programs, having been established in the early 1920s as one of four Air ROTC units. Detachment 805 has a long and proud lineage of producing the highest quality officers for the United States Air Force that includes 8 of the 9 Texas A&M Four-Star Generals. Today, the detachment commissions officers into the Air Force and Space Force.
Col Parker entered the Air Force in 1996 as a ROTC distinguished graduate from Texas A&M University. His experience includes headquarters tours at the Air Staff in Washington D.C. and major command levels, career broadening as an Officer Training School instructor, and command of two squadrons and a group. He served as the Base Civil Engineer in three overseas assignments, including Ramstein Air Base Germany, where he led 1,200 engineers to provide, protect, and sustain an $11.8 billion physical plant to support the 86th Airlift Wing’s rapid air mobility and strategic partner missions. He has deployed to Saudi Arabia, Iraq twice, and the Kyrgyz Republic. He is a registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina.
Prior to his current position, Colonel Parker was the Associate Dean of the Air Force Cyber College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.