Jimmie Choate Parker, army officer, social worker, businessman. Decorated Bronze Star, Air medal with 5 oak leaf clusters. Member National Association Social Workers, Academy Certified Social Workers, American Public Welfare Association (national policy committee on long-term care 1978) Mensa.; Clubs:.
Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1959, advanced through grades to major, 1969, served platoon leader, executive officer 1st Battle Group 13th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, 1959-1961, transportation career officer course, Fort Eustis, Virginia, 1962, platoon leader, headquarters commandant 55th Aviation Maintenance Battalion, Korea, 1963, executive officer Mobile Training Team, Colombia, 1964, company Commander 71st Aviation Company Air Mobile, Fort Amador, Canal Zone, 1965-1966, executive officer 56th Aviation Recovery and Maintenance Company, Vietnam, 1967-1968, division aviation officer 2d Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas, 1968-1969. Public welfare worker Austin (Texas) State Hospital, 1970. Social and finance service unit supervisor Texas Department Public Welfare Regional Office, Austin, 1971, program consultant services to aged blind and disabled, social services branch, Austin, 1973-1974.
State program manager alternate care services to aged, blind and disabled Texas Department Human Resources, Austin, 1975-1980. Human resources consultant, since 1980. President Parker Consultant Inc., since 1981.
Partner Anderson-Parker, Inc., Home Health Care Agency, since 1981. Planner, organizer Texas, White House Conference on Aging, 1980-1981. Board directors Community Development Corporation Austin, 1971-1973.