Title: Retired Deputy Command Historian
Company: U.S. Department of the Army
Location: Zambales, Philippines
James J. Morris Jr., Retired Deputy Command Historian with the U.S. Department of the Army, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Military for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
Now retired, Mr. Morris excelled as a deputy command historian with the U.S. Department of the Army from 2019 to 2022. In this role, his duties included interviewing key personnel, transcribing interviews, studying history focused on the Korean War, writing and recording annual histories, and archiving and preserving history. He previously served as a program analyst with the U.S. Department of the Navy from 2011 to 2018. Mr. Morris was an officer-in-charge, training officer rating assignment officer with the U.S. Navy from 1981 to 2007, serving in Korea, Japan, Qatar, Bahrain and the United States. He later acted as an information warfare officer, chief warrant officer V, officer-in-charge and director of command support with the U.S. Navy in Hawaii from 2008 to 2011.
To prepare for his career in the military, Mr. Morris attended Excelsior University, graduating in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in sociology. He went on to obtain a Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University in 1989 and an associate degree in technology and military science instruction from the Community College of the Air Force in 1995. Mr. Morris earned a Master of Education in educational leadership from Troy University in 2005 and a Master of Science in international relations from the same institution in 2009. He concluded his higher education with the American Public University System, graduating with a Master of Arts in global history, with honors, in 2015. Holding numerous professional certifications, Mr. Morris was recognized for his service with myriad awards and accolades, including being named instructor supervisor of the year by the U.S. Air Force in 1995. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, exercising, rowing, swimming, cycling and writing.
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