Sergeant First Class Parker

HOMETOWN:

Omaha, Neb.

Sgt. First Class Jason A. Parker

Event: Air Rifle, Three-Position Rifle

Previous Olympic Appearances: 2000, 2004 (BEST OLYMPIC FINISH 5th)

Sgt. 1st Class Jason A. Parker is an international rifle shooter with the Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU), Fort Benning, Ga. A native of Omaha, Neb., he enlisted in the Army in January 1997 and was assigned to the AMU in April 1997. He started shooting in 1988 and has achieved several accomplishments over the years, to include winning a gold medal for Air Rifle in the 2007 Pan American Games. In 2005 and 2003, he was the World Cup gold medalist and his performances set the world record for those years.

Of note: First started shooting at the age of 3 when his father gave him his first BB gun.

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