Gavin Parker

Air Vice-Marshal Gavin Douglas Anthony Parker, CB, OBE is a senior Royal Air Force officer and the current Head of the British Defence Staff and Defence Attaché in Washington, D.C.

Gavin Parker
Air Vice-Marshal Parker in 2015
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Air Force
Years of service1990 –
RankAir Vice-Marshal
Commands heldNo. 2 Group (2015–17)
RAF Leuchars (2011–13)
Battles/warsWar in Afghanistan
AwardsCompanion of the Order of the Bath
Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Military career

Parker was commissioned into the Royal Air Force on 30 September 1990.[1] He became Air Officer Scotland and station commander at RAF Leuchars in 2011, Assistant Chief of Staff, Plans and Policy at the Ministry of Defence in 2013,[2] and Air Officer Commanding No. 2 Group in 2015.[3] After that he became Head of the British Defence Staff and Defence Attaché in Washington, D.C. in August 2017.[2]

Parker was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2019 Birthday Honours.[4]

References

  1. "No. 52339". The London Gazette (Supplement). 19 November 1990. p. 17945.
  2. "Ministry of Defence and Senior Tri-Service Appointments" (PDF). Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  3. "Senior RAF Appointments" (PDF). Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  4. "No. 62666". The London Gazette (Supplement). 8 June 2019. p. B3.
Military offices
Preceded by
I Morrison
Deputy Director – Air Control Element
International Security Assistance Force Kabul

2008–2009
Succeeded by
I D Teakle
Preceded by
Harry Atkinson
Station Commander RAF Leuchars
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Gerry Mayhew
Air Officer Scotland
2011–2013
Preceded by
Sean Reynolds
Air Officer Commanding No. 2 Group
2015–2017
Succeeded by
David Cooper
Preceded by
Richard Cripwell
Head of the British Defence Staff – US and Defence Attaché
2017–
Incumbent
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