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Colonel Andrew Morgado

Chief of Staff

2ID Chief of StaffCOL Morgado was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Armor in 1994 from the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Government, and was a Distinguished Military Graduate.

In twenty-three years of Army service, he has served on three deployments to Iraq; two operational deployments to Korea; and served in a variety of command and staff positions in the continental United States. From March 2003 to March 2004, he deployed to Iraq as a Cavalry Troop Commander; served as the Liaison to Iraqi President Jalal Talibani; and later served as a Tank Battalion Operations Officer. He returned to Iraq in 2006 as a Division Maneuver Planner and later served as a Combined Arms Battalion Operations Officer until his return to the United States in November 2007. He served as the Professor of Military Science at Siena College in Albany, New York from 2008 to 2010. COL Morgado commanded the 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment from 2010 to 2012 where he deployed the battalion to Iraq in 2011. From 2012-2013 he served as the G3 (Operations Officer) for the Brigade Modernization Command. Most recently, he commanded the 3rd Brigade, US Army Cadet Command from 2015 to 2017.

In addition to his undergraduate education at Lehigh University, COL Morgado graduated cum laude from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont with a Master of Arts in Diplomacy in 2006. Also in 2006, he earned a Masters of Military Art and Science from the United States Army Command and General Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He has completed his Senior Service College curriculum with the Advanced Strategic Leadership Studies Program (ASLSP) at Ft. Leavenworth. He is also a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic Course and the Aviation Captains’ Career Course.

Awards

  • Legion of Merit
  • Bronze Star Medal, with two oak leaf clusters
  • Army Commendation Medal for valor, with silver oak leaf cluster
  • Parachutist badge
  • Combat Action Badge.

 

COL Morgado is married and has three children.

 

 

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