LTC Nicholas Parker has provided unparalleled service to the IO community for more than eight years. He is a distinguished plank holder within the community. During his tenure, his actions have resulted in exceptional contributions in both day-to-day activities and while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve. Highlights of his IO positions include the 156th Information Operations Battalion XO, S3, Field Support IO Team Lead for mobilizations, ASCC DET Commander culminating in the 156th IO BN Commander. His IO contributions spanned a myriad of mobilizations in INDOPACOM and CENTCOM, support to multiple INDOPACOM exercises, and the creation of a IO BN MRX model and FST IO Olympics lauded by the WAARNG Commanding General and 1st IO.