LTC Ryan J. Morgan entered the United States Army as an Infantry Officer in 1997 after receiving his commission from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
His first assignments were as a Platoon Leader, Mortar Platoon Leader and Company XO in 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division (M) at Fort Carson, Colorado.
Upon successful completion of the Infantry Captain Career Course, at Ft Benning, Georgia, LTC Morgan was assigned to the 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2BCT, 101st ABN (AASLT), Fort Campbell, KY. During his time at Ft Campbell he served as the Brigade AS3 Plans and as the Company Commander for both Charlie and Headquarters Companies, 2-502nd Infantry Regiment.
After his assignment at Fort Campbell, LTC Morgan was assigned to HQ, TRADOC, Ft Monroe, Virginia in 2004 where he served as a requirement’s analyst. In 2005 he returned to the United States Military Academy serving as an Instructor and Operations Officer.
Following completion of Intermediate Level Education (ILE), previously known as Command and General Staff College (CGSC), at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas LTC Morgan was assigned to 2nd BCT, 10th MTN DIV (LI), Fort Drum, NY. There he served as the Brigade’s Chief of Operations, Operations Officer and as the Executive Officer for 4th BN, 31st Infantry Regiment. He later served as the Executive Officer for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team and finally as a Task Force Rear Detachment Commander for 3rd BCT, 10th MTN before reporting to The Old Guard.
LTC Morgan has 4 combat deployments in support of the Global War on Terrorism to both Iraq and Afghanistan.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Air Assault Badge, Parachutist Badge and the Ranger Tab. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the City University of New York.