Army Reserve Command "Best Warriors"

Dedicated to coverage of all Army Reserve "Best Warrior" candidates

SPC Matthew Parks

Name: Spc. Matthew Parks

Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.

Unit: 209th Regional Support Group, Belton, Mo., signal support specialist


  • graduated Vanhorn High School, Independence, Mo., 2007
  • attended Northwest Missouri State University and Colorado Tech University

Personal: enjoys traveling

Military overview:

  • 3 yrs service
  • Combat lifesaver qualified
  • Third generation service member; father served in U.S. Air Force during Vietnam era, grandfather served in U.S. Army during World War II
  • “To me, Army strong means upholding a standard that expresses everyone’s endurance and positive attitude in being a U.S. Army Soldier. I have learned new skills, values and techniques during my service that has kept me Army Strong.”

View photos and videos of SPC Parks on the Army Reserve Flickr Page.


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