Command Master Chief Petty Officer Brian T. Morris is a native of Baxley, GA. He graduated from Appling County Comprehensive High School in June of 1991 and enlisted in the Navy via Recruit Training Command, Orlando, FL in August of 1991. He followed on to Nuclear Field, Machinist Mate ‘A’ School, but was released shortly thereafter to attend Cryptologic Collections (CTR) ‘A’ School, between Ft. Devins, MA and Corey Station at Pensacola, FL, from February through December of 1992.
His first assignment was at Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA), Sabana Seca, PR from 1992-1996. Next he went to USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG-58) from 1996-1999. He then went to Fleet Instructor Duty at the Cryptologic Readiness Group of NSGA, San Diego from 1999-2001. Subsequently, he reported to the USS SHILOH (CG-67) from 2001-2005, and was promoted to Chief Petty Officer. He went to Navy Information Operations Command from 2005-2009. He deployed to Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, from 2009-2010. He then reported to USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) from 2010-2013, and was selected to Senior Chief. He transferred to Afloat Training Group, San Diego, from 2013-2017 and advanced to Master Chief.
Master Chief Morris is an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Information Warfare Specialist, Master Training Specialist and Afloat Training Specialist. He was the USS RONALD REAGAN recipient of the 2011 Navy and Marine Corps Association, Senior Enlisted Leadership Excellence Award. He is a 2013 graduate of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer’s Academy, 2016 graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, and 2017 graduate of Command Master Chief School. He received his Associates Degree from Vincennes University and Bachelors from Liberty University.
Personal awards include the Joint Commendation Medal (one award), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (one award).
Master Chief Morris is currently the Command Master Chief of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Four, the Legendary Black Knights, at Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, CA.