LTC Rafael J. Morrison

 Bio

LTC Rafael Morrison graduated from Southern University and A&M College and was commissioned as an Armor Officer in 2001. Upon completing the Armor Officer Basic Course in 2002, LTC Morrison was assigned to 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Casey, Korea where he served as a Tank Platoon Leader and Tank Company Executive Officer. In May of 2002, LTC Morrison departed Korea for Fort Hood, TX and was assigned to B Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He returned from Iraq and served as the Support Platoon Leader and the Squadron Maintenance Officer.

After completing the Armor Officer Advanced Course in 2005, LTC Morrison was assigned to 4th Cavalry Brigade at Fort Knox, KY where he served as an OC/T Team chief in 1st Squadron, 409th Cavalry. Upon completion of his tour with 4th Cavalry Brigade, LTC Morrison returned to Korea and commanded B Troop, 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry then served as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General of 2nd Infantry Division.  LTC Morrison was then assigned to Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, KY where he served as the assignment officer for Post-Command Armor Captains.

 After completing the Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 2013, LTC Morrison was assigned to Fort Bliss, TX. During his 24 months at Fort Bliss, LTC Morrison served as the Operations Officer for 1st Squadron, 13th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division where he deployed to the Kingdom of Jordan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Upon redeployment, LTC Morrison served as the Brigade Operations Officer for 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division.  After his tour at Fort Bliss, LTC Morrison was assigned to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, LA where he served as the Brigade S3 and Brigade XO OC/T.  In 2017, LTC Morrison was chosen to be the Aide-de Camp for the Commander of Resolute Support/US Forces-Afghanistan and deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan.  He most recently served as the Chief of FUOPS of JRTC and Fort Polk.

He is married to April Morrison and they have four children; Anika (15), Inari (13), RJ (6) and Baylei (3).

His awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4), Army Commendation Medal (6), Joint Service Achievement Medal and the Army Achievement Medal (3).