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Richard Parker has been appointed as the acting director of the Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Activity effective March 1.   

Parker has been detailed to the Aviation and Missile Command from his position as the chief of staff, Futures and Concepts Center, Army Futures Command at Fort Eustis, Virginia.

“Dr. Parker brings a wealth of experience to this appointment,” Maj. Gen Todd Royar, AMCOM commander, said. “I know that the professionals across AMCOM will provide him with exceptional support to ensure USATA’s metrologists continue to provide Army readiness at all levels.”

Parker, who was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in August 2010, most recently led the Training and Doctrine Command’s efforts to examine ways to refine current strategies that delivers operational environment learning to units and schools across the Army to sister services and our allies.

He now leads a team of nearly 600 professionals stationed at 47 different TMDE support activities who have primary organizational responsibility for performing TMDE calibration and repair support mission for the Army, other DOD organizations and thousands of industrial-based customers.

“I’m immediately impressed by the talent and energy in the USATA team, a global enabling force that contributes greatly to Army readiness,” Parker said. “I look forward to serving AMCOM and the USATA team and I am committed to our success. Collaborating together, we will ‘Enable Army Readiness through Accuracy.’”

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