Dr. William J Parker III
Position:
COO & BOARD OF COUNCILORS
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Dr. William J Parker III is the Chief Operating Officer at the EastWest Institute and a retired senior naval officer.

Parker holds a PhD from George Mason University’s Department of Molecular and Microbiology, an MPA from Harvard’s JFK School of Government and is a distinguished military graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy. A decorated military officer with a long list of awards including the Bronze Star, he has commanded three naval ships and a squadron of ships. He has served in diplomatic postings in Iraq and Pakistan.