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Command Biographies
MALS-26 Executive Officer
Major Robert D. Morgan

Major Robert D. Morgan is a native of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Woodland Hills High School in Pittsburgh, PA in 1998. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, in August 1998 were he was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class. Private First Class Morgan completed Marine Combat Training at Camp Geiger and the Ground Supply School Basic Course at Camp Johnson. He was then assigned to 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines were he was meritoriously promoted to Corporal and Sergeant. He completed Corporal’s Leadership Course and finished as the Honor Graduate. He deployed with the battalion to the state of Idaho in September 2000 for humanitarian assistance fighting wild land forest fires for 6 weeks. He completed two Combined Arms Exercises and two Unit Deployments to Okinawa, Japan during his tour with 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines.

Sergeant Morgan reenlisted and executed orders to Recruiting Station Pittsburgh to serve as the Supply Admin Chief in August 2002. He completed Sergeant’s Course in March 2003 and was recognized as the class Honor Graduate. He then attended the Ground Supply Chief’s Course in January 2004 and graduated with honors. Sergeant Morgan received his Associate’s Degree in General Studies from the American Military University in May 2004. Sergeant Morgan was selected from the below zone for Staff Sergeant and then promoted on 1 July 2005. He was selected for the Meritorious Commissioning Program in March 2007 and received orders to attend OCC-195 at Officer Candidates School.  

Staff Sergeant Morgan completed Officer Candidates School in August 2007 and was recognized as the Honor Graduate. He then proceeded to Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Unit at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA to finish his degree. He received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Communication Management and Organizational Leadership from Duquesne University, graduating summa cum laude, with an overall GPA of 3.97, in December 2008 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. He executed orders to The Basic School in Quantico, VA in May 2009 and finished 5th overall, 1st in the Military Skills category, and was meritoriously career designated. He proceeded to Athens, GA for the Aviation Supply Officers Basic Course and graduated as the Honor Graduate in May 2010.

Second Lieutenant Morgan executed PCS orders to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 36 in Okinawa, Japan in July 2010. He attained instructor status after completing the Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor Course finishing as the Honor Graduate in November 2010. He was promoted to First Lieutenant in December 2010. He deployed as the MALS-36 Aviation Supply Officer in support of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief for Operation Tomodachi in March 2011. 1stLt Morgan was recognized as the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing 2012 Marine Corps Aviation Association Ground Officer of the Year. He was later assigned as the MALS-36 detachment Officer in Charge for Balikatan in April 2012, and the MAGTF Deployment and Distribution Operations Center OIC for PHIBLEX in September and October 2012. He was promoted to Captain on 1 March 2013 and graduated in May 2013, with distinction, from the Marine Corps University’s Expeditionary Warfare School, Distance Education Program. 

In July 2013, Captain Morgan executed orders to be the Marine Officer Instructor at the University of Florida’s Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit. While there, Captain Morgan served as a Platoon Commander at Officer Candidates School in Quantico, VA during the summer months of 2014 and the Logistics Officer for Career Orientation Training for Midshipmen during the summer months of 2015. 

Captain Morgan executed PCS orders in July 2016 to be the Assistant Aviation Supply Officer, Operations and Plans, and F-35 Action Officer for ALD-C, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC. During his tour he volunteered for an Individual Augment billet with MARCENT as the Executive Officer for the Security Assistance Office, Combined Security Transition Command, Headquarters Resolute Support in Kabul, Afghanistan from May to November 2017.  

Captain Morgan executed PCS orders in June 2018 to be the Executive Officer for NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force’s (NAGSF) Logistics Squadron, but was assigned to be the "Acting" Logistics Squadron Commander during his tour. He was frocked to Major in August 2018 and officially promoted on 1 November 2018. During his tour, he graduated in May 2020, with distinction, from the Marine Corps University’s Command and Staff College, Distance Education Program and he was selected as the inaugural NAGSF Bi-Annual Field Grade Officer of the Year for calendar year 2020. 

Major Morgan executed PCS orders in August 2021 to his current duty station to serve as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer of Marine Aviation Logistics Sqaudron-26. 

Major Morgan’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal w/ Combat Device, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one gold star, Joint Service Achievement Medal w/ Combat Device and one bronze oak leaf cluster, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with four gold stars, and the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.