Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon
Major General John B. Morrison, Jr. assumed duties as the Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon on August 26, 2016.
Major General Morrison, Jr. received his commission through ROTC at James Madison University in Virginia where he graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in marketing. He also holds a Master of Science Degree in Telecommunications Management from Webster University and a Master of Strategic Resourcing from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF).
His military education includes Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Tactical Signal Officer’s Staff Course, and the Advanced Airborne (Jumpmaster) School. In addition to ICAF, Major General Morrison is a graduate of both the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) and the Joint Forces Staff College.
His initial assignments were as Platoon Leader and Assistant S-3 in the 1st Signal Battalion, 7th Signal Brigade, in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He later commanded B Company, 1st Signal Battalion and deployed as part of the 93rd Signal Brigade, VII Corps, during the Persian Gulf War. In 1992, he was assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as the Assistant Brigade S-3, 35th Signal Brigade (Airborne) and then as the Assistant Operations Officer for the 50th Signal Battalion (Corps, Forced Entry, Airborne) where he participated in the Hurricane Andrew relief effort in Florida and provided support for Operation Uphold Democracy. In 1995, he served as an intern in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and as an Action Officer on the Army Staff (G-8) in the Pentagon. After CGSC, he served as the Deputy G-6, 1st Cavalry Division and Multi-National Division (North) in Bosnia-Herzegovina and later as the Battalion S-3 for the 13th Signal Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. He then served in the Command, Control, Communications, and Computers Systems Directorate (J-6), Joint Staff, in Washington DC. Later, he commanded the 13th Signal Battalion (Task Force Mercury) supporting the 1st Cavalry Division and Task Force Baghdad in Iraq. In 2005, he served as the Signal Branch Chief, Human Resources Command, in Alexandria, Virginia, and later commanded the globally deployed Joint Communications Support Element (Airborne) from 2007-2009. At the Pentagon, he was the Executive Officer, Army CIO/G-6 from 2009-2010, and LandWarNet/Mission Command Director in the Department of the Army G-3/5/7 from 2010 to 2012. He served as the Commanding General for the 7th Signal Command (Theater), Fort Gordon, from 2012-2014. From 2014-2016, Major General Morrison served as the Commanding General for the United States Army Network Enterprise Technology Command at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
Major General Morrison is married to the former Ann Graves, and they have four wonderful daughters – Christine, Kate, Colleen, and Kelly – a son-in-law, Andrew, and a granddaughter, Kaitlyn.