SFC Dennis P. Morton enlisted in the Army in July of 2000. He attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training as an Infantryman at Fort Benning, Georgia. SFC Morton served as a Rifleman, Grenadier, Team Leader and Casket Team Leader with Honor Guard Company, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, Fort Myer, Virginia from December 2000 to October 2004. He PCS’d to Fort Lewis, Washington in October of 2004 and served with Alpha Company, 3rd BN, 21st Infantry, 1st SBCT, 25th Infantry Division, as a Stryker Vehicle Commander and Team Leader. While there he deployed in support of OIF from October 2004 to October 2005.
In April 2006 he was reassigned to Delta Company, 1st BN, 50th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia, where he served as a Drill Sergeant from April 2006 to December 2008. He then PCS’d to Fort Drum, New York where he served as a Squad Leader, Weapons Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant with Alpha and Delta Companies, 4th BN, 31st Infantry, 2nd BCT, 10Th Mountain Division (LI) from January 2009 to June 2014. While there he deployed in support of OIF from October 2009 to June 2010. In July of 2014 SFC Morton was reassigned to 1st BN, 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard).
SFC Morton’s military education includes Drill Sergeant School, Heavy Weapons Leaders Course, Equal Opportunity Leader Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course and Senior Leader Course.
SFC Morton’s Awards and Decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (6 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (Fifth Award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2), Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge and Drill Sergeant Badge. He is also a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.