Mr. Morris is an expert historian, researcher, and advisor, who has dedicated his career to supporting and chronicling the United States military’s work.
Zambales, Philippines, May 24, 2023/24-7PressRelease/ — James J. Morris Jr. is now a recognized name in Marquis Who’s Who. The individuals featured in the Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes are chosen based on their current reference value. Selection factors like position, remarkable achievements, visibility, and prominence in the field are taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Morris is an expert historian, researcher, and advisor, who has dedicated his career to supporting and chronicling the United States military’s work. Recently, he was assigned as the Deputy Command Historian for the United States Department of the Army. And over the course of three years, he specialized in the Korean War, where he preserved and selected primary sources, conducted interviews, and wrote and recorded yearly histories linked to the project. Mr. Morris served as a member of the United States Navy (USN) from 1981 to 2011, retiring with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5. He credits his success to the Navy, which provided him with the necessary skills and opportunities. He worked for the USN for seven more years as a program analyst, developing cultural awareness and foreign language training products and providing cultural training to USN personnel both at sea and ashore.
Mr. Morris served in a range of positions and regions throughout his career with the United States Navy. He began his naval service as a cryptologic technician interpreter (CTI) on flight duty with VPU-2, VPU-1, and VQ-1. He earned Master Instructor and Master Training Specialist designations as Instructor Supervisor of the CTI A2 (Russian) school at Goodfellow AFB Texas, and he received recognition from the United States Air Force as both the 316th Training Squadron and 17th Training Group Instructor of the Quarter. After earning the Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) designation in the USS COWPENS (CG-63) as the Signals Warfare Officer, Electronic Warfare Officer, and Intelligence Officer, he worked as a Rating Assignment Officer at BUPERS, managing the assignment of 14,000 personnel in seven ratings. He served as the Training Officer and Assistant Officer in Charge (AOIC) at the Navy Detachment at the Defense Language Institute. Here, the Navy achieved the lowest attrition rate for three years in a row and digitized all the US Army’s foreign language courses. After serving as the AOIC of NIOD Seoul, Korea, he served at the Navy Advancement Center overseeing the development of advancement exams, study guides, and courses for 84 Navy ratings. He served as the NIOD Bahrain Forward Officer in Charge in Qatar, flying over 800 combat flight hours with VQ-1 and VQ-2 in support of the Iraq War. During his last tour in NIOC Hawaii, he served as N5 Future Operations, Director of Command Support of six departments, and Commanding Officer-equivalent in charge of surface and subsurface cryptologic direct support element teams.
Mr. Morris has pursued extensive educational opportunities over the course of his professional journey. His academic accomplishments include an Associate of Applied Sciences in Military Science from the Community College of the Air Force, a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Excelsior University, a Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and a Master of Science in International Relations from Troy University, and a Master of Arts in Global History from the American Public University System.
Mr. Morris has been the recipient of several personal and unit accolades in recognition of his distinguished services and dedication to the US Armed Forces. Mr. Morris attributes his success to perseverance and aims to publish two books in the coming years. Mr. Morris remains at the forefront of developments in his field and is a member of the Historical Studies Honor Society. In his free time, he likes to swim and row and actively participates in the Knights of Columbus, Fleet Reserve Association, and American Legion.
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