U.S. Army Olympian Bio

Sergeant First Class Jason A. Parker

Sergeant First Class
Jason A. Parker

Event: International Rifle Shooter

Home State: Georgia

Unit: U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, Fort Benning, Ga.

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Sgt. 1st Class Jason A. Parker, is an international rifle shooter with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, Fort Benning, Ga., who has distinguished himself in competitive marksmanship through his many accomplishments.

Parker enlisted in the Army in January 1997. After he completed Basic and Infantry Training, he was assigned to the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in April 1997.

Parker, who started shooting in 1988, has numerous marksmanship accomplishments. The following are some highlights over the course of his career.

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Athletic Achievements

2012

First Place, Men’s Three-Position Rifle, Olympic Trials/USA Shooting National Championships, Fort Benning, Ga

Gold Medal, Men’s Three-Position Rifle, Italy World Cup, Milan

Second Place, Men’s Prone, Rocky Mountain Match, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Third Place, Men’s Three Position Rifle, Rocky Mountain Match, Colorado Springs, Colo.

2011

Gold Medal, Men’s Three Position Rifle, Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico

Bronze Medal, Men’s Prone Rifle, Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico

Gold Medal, Men’s Three Position Rifle, USA Shooting National Championships

Gold Medal, Men’s Prone Rifle, USA Shooting National Championships

2nd Place, Men’s Three Position Rifle, Rocky Mountain Match, Colorado Springs, Colo.

2nd Place, Men’s Prone Rifle, Rocky Mountain Match, Colorado Springs, Colo.

2010

Deployment to Afghanistan

Gold Medal, Men’s Three Position Rifle, USA Shooting National Championships

Member, USA World Championship Team, Munich

Silver Medal, Men’s Three Position Rifle, World Cup USA, Ft. Benning, Ga.

Second Place, Men’s Three Position Rifle, USA Shooting Spring Selection, Ft. Benning, Ga.

2009

Gold Medal, Three Position Free Rifle, USA Shooting National Championships

Silver Medal, Prone Rifle, USA Shooting National Championships

Gold Medal, Three Position, USA Shooting Spring Selection

Gold Medal, Prone Rifle, USA Shooting Spring Selection

2008

23rd Place, Air Rifle, and 22nd Place Three Position Rifle, Olympics Beijing, China

Silver Medal, 300-Meter Three Position Standard Rifle Slow Fire, Conseil International du Sport Militaire

Second Place, Three Position, Olympic Selection Match

Second Place, Air Rifle, Olympic Selection Match

2007

Gold Medals and Set Records, Air Rifle and Three Position Free Rifle, Pan American Games

Gold Medal, Three Position Free Rifle, USA Shooting National Championships

2006

Team Bronze Medal, Three Position Rifle, World Championships and Gold Medal, Air Rifle, National Championships

2005

Gold Medal, Olympic Quota Slot and Tied World Record, Air Rifle, Changwon, Korea, World Cup

Gold Medal, 300-Meter Three Position Standard Rifle Slow Fire, Conseil International du Sport Militaire

Gold Medal, Three-Position Rifle, USA Shooting 300-Meter National Championships

Gold Medals, Air Rifle, Three Position Free Rifle and Standard Rifle, Interservice Championships

2004

Eigth Place, Men’s Air Rifle, Olympics, Athens, Greece

2003

Semifinalist, Ten Outstanding Young Americans Award and USA Shooting Male Rifle Shooter of the Year

Gold Medal, Three Position Rifle, Pan American Games

Gold Medal and Set World Record, Air Rifle, World Cup, Munich, Germany

Two Gold and One Silver Medal, Intershoot, Den Haag, Netherlands

Gold Medals, Air Rifle and Three Position Rifle, National Championships

2002

Gold Medal, Air Rifle, World Championships, Lahti, Finland

Gold Medal and Olympic Quota Slot, Air Rifle, World Cup, Atlanta, Ga.

Gold Medals, Air Rifle and 300-meter Standard Rifle, and Bronze Medal, Free Rifle, World Championship Team Trials

Two Gold Medals and Broke World Record, Air Rifle, Rogaland Open, Stavanger, Norway

Silver Medal, Air Rifle, Sportman Cup, Dortmund, Germany

Gold Medals, Air Rifle and 300-meter Standard Rifle, National Championships

Gold Medal, Air Rifle, USA Shooting Fall Selection Match

Inducted into Xavier University Athletic Hall of Fame

USA Shooting Male Rifle Shooter of the Year and Military Marksmanship Association Soldier of the Year

2001

Army Athlete of the Year and Military Marksmanship Association Soldier of the Year

Individual Silver and Team Gold Medal (World Record), Three Position, Championship of the Americas

Gold Medal, Three Position Free Rifle, Milan World Cup

Gold Medal and Range Record Trophy, Air Rifle, and Team Gold Medal, Three Position, French Masters

Team Gold Medal and Set World Record, Three Position Standard Rifle, Conseil International du Sport Militaire

World Military Rifle Champion and Individual and Team Silver Medals, Rapid Fire, Conseil International du Sport Militaire

2000

Fifth Place, Air Rifle, Olympics, Sydney, Australia

Gold Medals, Air Rifle, USA Shooting National Championships and French Masters

Gold and Bronze Medals, Air Rifle, and Silver Medal, Three Position Free Rifle, Olympic Team Selection Matches

1999

Gold Medal, Air Rifle, USA Shooting National Championships

Gold Medal, Air Rifle, Second Pan American Team Selection Matches, Atlanta, Ga.

Gold Medals, Air Rifle, Masters European Air Rifle Cup, Dortmund, Germany, and Intershoot, Den Haag, Netherlands

Gold Medal, Three Position, Oceania Championships, Sydney, Australia

Silver Medals, Air Rifle and Three Position, Masters de France, Bully-Les-Mines, France

1998

U.S. Olympic Committee Shooter of the Year and USA Shooting Male International Rifle Shooter of the Year

Three Gold Medals, One Silver Medal and Set 2 World Records, Air Rifle, Munich, Buenos Aires and Milan World Cups