JEFFREY PARKER
CEO
Jeffrey Parker is the co-founder of ATAC and has managed the company since inception. He was instrumental in laying the foundation for the growth of outsourced tactical airborne services to the US military, enabling the Department of Defense's air forces to save millions of taxpayer dollars while both increasing combat capability, and simultaneously extending fighter fleet service life. As a result of his vision and leadership, ATAC is the industry leader, executing more than the equivalent of an Air Force fighter squadron's yearly flying hour program, employing a composite wing's equivalent variety of aircraft, and spanning greater than a major military command's geographic area of responsibility. ATAC has flown with and against the nation's most capable pilots and aircraft, including the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). Mr. Parker's leadership, and ATAC's self-evident value, enables the company to recruit and employ only the finest retired, or reserve fighter pilots from the United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps; each pilot averaging over 3000 hours of fighter time, with over 75% of ATAC pilots being Air Force Weapons School or Navy TOPGUN Graduates. ATAC is the only civilian entity certified by TOPGUN as an Adversary Support asset to the Navy, and the only company that flies missions in support of operational USAF F-22 Raptor squadrons. Mr. Parker's pursuit of tactical airborne training and testing for US military forces also spawned ATAC's involvement as an instrumental component of the flight test programs for next-generation systems such as the ALE-55, RAM-TSS and SSDS. ATAC's continuous expansion under Mr. Parker is a direct result of his vision, and the company's increasingly valuable contract performance, made even more remarkable when contrasted against steadily declining military aviation budgets. Mr. Parker has assembled a brilliant team of experts, and poised the company for additional expansion, as the senior leaders of the Nation's air forces increasingly recognize the unrivaled value of ATAC's unique capabilities within their training budgets. Prior to founding ATAC, Mr. Parker was an officer in the US Air Force, decorated for flying more than 270 hours during seven and a half months of combat operations in Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot rating and has accumulated over 3,000 flight hours in a variety of high-performance aircraft including the T-37, T-38, F-16, MiG-15, Lear 25/35, F-35 Draken and the F-21 Kfir. Currently Mr. Parker flies the F-21 in training missions for Navy, Air Force and Air National Guard aircrews as well as Navy ship crews. Mr. Parker received a BS from the US Air Force Academy in 1988.