CSM (RET) RICHARD E.MORGAN
CSM (Ret) Richard E. Morgan was born in Decatur, IN in 1943. He entered the US Army as a draftee in March 1969. CSM (Ret) Morgan served in each rank and enlisted leadership position in the Army.
CSM (Ret) Morgan’s duty positions include, Tank Crewman, Missile Crewman, Tank Commander, Tank Platoon Sergeant, Drill Sergeant, Senior Drill Sergeant, First Sergeant, Operations Sergeant Major and Command Sergeant Major.
He was instrumental in the development of doctrine, tactics and training for the initial work on Close Combat Heavy Forces and the M1 tank Bore Sight and Calibration Procedures, Field Manuals 17-12 Tank gunnery and 17-12-1 M1 Tank gunnery, and the development of tactics, techniques and procedures for the Armor Force.
CSM (Ret) Morgan’s duty assignments include the 5thID (Mech) as a PFC & SPC and again as a 1SG and SGM; A Battery 2/52, Air Defense Artillery, Homestead, FL; 4/69 Armor, Mainz, Germany 8th ID as a Tank commander and HHC XO; Drill SGT, Senior Drill Sergeant and 1SG for Basic Training & Infantry in B & C-19-4, Fort Knox, KY; 1/33 Armor, Gelnhausen, Germany 2d AD as a PSG; Instructor and Chief Instructor of Gunnery Division, Armor School Fort Knox, KY; H Co 2/6 Cavalry as 1SG; G Troop 2/11 ACR as 1SG; 2/11 ACR, Bad Kissingen Germany as Squadron Master Gunner, Acting Operations SGM and CSM; HHC 3/70 Armor, 1SG; 4/12 Cavalry as Operations SGM & CSM; 1/11 ACR, Fulda, Germany; CSM 3/70 Armor, Fort Hood, TX.
CSM (Ret) Morgan’s awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Sixth Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, NDSM, Expert, Rifle and Pistol Badges, and the Drill Sergeant Badge. He was a distinguished Honor Graduate of his Advanced NCO Course. CSM (Ret) Morgan graduated from the US Army Sergeants Major Academy Non-Resident Course in 1986.
CSM (Ret) Morgan also served as the Emergency Deployment Readiness (EDRE) Officer, Operations officer and finally as the Deputy G3 of the JRTC & Fort Polk. He retired as a Department of the Army Civilian in 2006.
He and his wife Linda have four children. They are empty nesters and reside near DeRidder, LA.
CSM (Ret) Morgan is a member of the Order of St. George, is a Lifetime Member of the Blackhorse Association, was inducted into the Order of the Spur in 1984. He is a member of both the National Rifle Association and Adams Post 43 of the American Legion.
He is the author of a work of fiction novel entitled “The First Sergeants” and intends to publish several more books beginning in the fall of 2011.
LINDA AND CSM (RET) RICHARD E.MORGAN