At Fort Dix, N.J., Vice Admiral Morgan was born into what was to become a joint military family. His father and three brothers served as officers in the Army, Air Force and Navy, two sons achieving flag rank. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1972 with a degree in Economics. Sea tours include duty in a diesel submarine, a frigate, a guided missile destroyer, an Aegis destroyer and cruiser, a destroyer squadron as well as the Second Fleet staff. Major deployments during those tours span duty in PACOM, SOUTHCOM, EUCOM, and CENTCOM. Command tours include the commissioning of USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51), Commander, Destroyer Squadron 26 in the USS George Washington Battle Group, and Commander, Enterprise Battle Group which participated in the first strikes of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Between tours at sea, Vice Adm. Morgan was assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, OPNAV, the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, and the Naval Surface Forces staff in the Pacific. His Flag assignments ashore include duty as the Deputy for Acquisition Strategy in the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization and the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy – Gordon England, and as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5).