Bio - COL John Morrison
Colonel John B. Morrison, Jr. assumed his current position as LandWarNet / Battle Command Director in June, 2010.
He received his commission through ROTC at James Madison University in Virginia where he graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in marketing. He also holds a Master of Science Degree in Telecommunications Management from Webster University and a Master of Strategic Resourcing from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF).
His military education includes Signal Officer Basic Course, Officer Advanced Course, the Tactical Signal Officer’s Staff Course, and the Advanced Airborne (Jumpmaster) School. In addition to ICAF, COL Morrison is also a graduate of both the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) and the Joint Forces Staff College.
His previous assignments include: Platoon Leader and Assistant S3 in the 1st Signal Battalion, 7th Signal Brigade, in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He later commanded B Company, 1st Signal Battalion and deployed as part of the 93rd Signal Brigade, VII Corps, during the Persian Gulf War. In 1992, he was assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as the Assistant Brigade S-3, 35th Signal Brigade (Airborne) and then as the Assistant Operations Officer for the 50th Signal Battalion (Corps, Forced Entry, Airborne) where he participated in the Hurricane Andrew relief effort in Florida and provided support for Operation Uphold Democracy. In 1995, he served as an intern in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and as an Action Officer on the Army Staff (G8) in the Pentagon. After CGSC, he served as the Deputy G6, 1st Cavalry Division and Multi-National Division (North) in Bosnia-Herzegovina and later as the Battalion S3 for the 13th Signal Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. He then served in the Command, Control, Communications, and Computers Systems Directorate (J6), Joint Staff, in Washington DC. Later, he commanded the 13th Signal Battalion (Task Force Mercury) supporting the 1st Cavalry Division and Task Force Baghdad in Iraq. In 2005, he served as the Signal Branch Chief, Human Resources Command, in Alexandria, Virginia, and later commanded the globally deployed Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE). His most recent assignment was as the Executive Officer, Army CIO/G6.
Colonel Morrison's awards and decorations include: the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (two awards), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), the Joint Service Commendation Medal (two awards), the Army Commendation Medal (three awards), the Army Achievement Medal (five awards), the National Defense Service Medal (two awards), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the NATO Medal, and the Kuwaiti and Saudi Arabian Kuwait Liberation Medals. He is authorized to wear the Combat Action Badge, the senior parachutist badge, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff identification badges.
Colonel Morrison is married to the former Ann Graves and they have four daughters, Christine, Katherine, Colleen, and Kelly.