CHSAA Distinguished Alumni
   Each year the Centralia High School Alumni Association recognizes distinguished alumni from all walks of life and occupations.  J. Shannon Parker, Jr.  was a member of the induction class of 2014 and was honored in ceremonies at the high school and the Elks Lodge.  see photos

Commander J. Shannon Parker, Jr.

Class of 1992

Graduated BE in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University-1996

Received a MBA from Indiana University Kelley School of Business-2007

Serves as a Naval Aviation Commander attached to the Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility

Served as U.S. Navy Representative to NATO while flying with the German Air Force

Flew over 200 combat missions in support of Operation Southern Watch and Operation Enduring Freedom

Compiled more than 2500 flight hours in multiple military aircraft

Received 4 Navy Commendation Medals

Received Air Medal (11 Strike/Flight Awards)

Selected as a Special Mission Commanding Officer

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