CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT TODD H. PARSONS, CAP
Chief Master Sergeant Todd Parsons assumed responsibility as the Command Chief of the Mid-Atlantic Region on February 7th, 2018. As a key member of the Region Command Team, he serves as the principal advisor to the Region Commander and directly manages the leadership, utilization and professional development of 8,200 volunteer Airmen located in six states and the national capital (DE, DC, MD, VA, WV, NC, and SC). Originally a CAP Major, he resigned his appointment as a CAP officer in February 2018 in order to become a Chief Master Sergeant based on his rank and experience in the United States Army.
Looking to get involved in aviation, Chief Parsons joined the Civil Air Patrol in 2011. He took to CAP like ‘a duck to water’ and served in multiple roles, including Flight Commander of the Wiesbaden Cadet Flight in Germany (a unit which he stood up as a subordinate organization of the Ramstein Cadet Squadron), and as Squadron Commander of the Leesburg Composite Squadron in Virginia. He has Masters Ratings in both Emergency Services and Cadet Programs and he achieved Level V in the CAP professional development program. As a result of his extensive professional education in the Civil Air Patrol, he was awarded the prestigious Gill Rob Wilson award #3383 in July 2016.
Although, born in Riverside, NJ, he grew up in multiple locations because his father served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps. Following in his father’s military footsteps, he enlisted in the Army in 1990. He has served in numerous leadership positions in the Army, and has completed four tours in Germany, two tours in Iraq, one tour in Afghanistan, and one tour in South Korea. He retired from the Army in 2019 with over 28 years of military service.
Chief Parsons holds a Bachelor of Science from Excelsior College and is pursuing a Master Degree. He was awarded the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, and the Civil Air Patrol Meritorious Service Award. He is well known for his affinity for bacon and the fine art of grilling spare ribs.
(April 3, 2019)