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Master Chief Eric Morgan is a native of Buckingham, Illinois. He graduated high school in 1988 and enlisted in the Navy that same year.
 
He graduated from basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois and hull maintenance technician "A" school, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He arrived at pre-commissioning unit USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), in October 1988.
 
In April 1990, he transferred to the pre-commissioning unit USS Gettysburg (CG 64). He was advanced to petty officer third class and advanced again to petty officer second class in 1991 while assigned as work center supervisor, during which time Gettysburg earned the Battle "E". After attending advanced welding school, he reported to Maintenance Support Subase, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in December 1993.
 
In December 1997, he reported to USS Cushing (DD 985) where he served as leading petty officer for the general workshop, earned his enlisted surface warfare specialist qualification, and advanced to petty officer first class in 1999. His next duty station was aboard USS Kittyhawk (CV 63) in January 2001, where he was advanced to chief petty officer in 2002. He then reported to Center for Naval Engineering, Great Lakes, for duty as a hull technician "A" school instructor, earning his master training specialist qualification, associates in applied science degree marine engineering from Coastline Community College, as well as being selected to senior chief petty officer in 2005.
 
In July 2007, he reported to USS Frank Cable (AS 40) where he served as repair division's leading chief petty officer and was advanced to master chief petty officer in 2010. In September 2010, he reported to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes where he served as technical training department leading chief petty officer in charge of battle stations twenty-one, simulated and live fire weapons training, basic firefighting, water survival training, seamanship, physical fitness assessments, and basic naval orientation training.
 
He was selected to the command master chief program in 2013 and is a graduate of both the senior enlisted academy (Class 154/ Gold Group), and the command master chief course. He reported aboard USS Howard (DDG 83) as command master chief in November of 2013. After a successful tour aboard Howard, he assumed duties as Navy Recruiting District Jacksonville's command master chief in December 2015, where he is currently serving.
 
His military decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 awards), as well as numerous unit citation and service awards.

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