Brigadier General Jason Morris was commissioned in May 1992 after graduating with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Brigadier General Morris’ command assignments include: Rifle Platoon Commander and 81mm Mortar Platoon Commander, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines; Headquarters Company Commander, 4th Marine Regiment; Commanding Officer, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines; Commanding Officer, Recruiting Station, Portland, Oregon; Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM 10-2; Commanding Officer, 9th Marine Corps District; Commanding General, Training Command.
Brigadier General Morris’ staff assignments include: Weapons Company Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines; Instructor Duty, The Basic School and Infantry Officer Course; Assistant Operations Officer, 5th Marine Regiment; Director, 1st Marine Division Schools; Assistant Operations Officer, G-3, 1st Marine Division; Executive Officer, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines; Future Operations Officer, G-3 Iraqi Security Forces, Multi-National Force West; Deputy G-5 and Chief of Plans, I MEF; Theater Security Cooperation Branch, NC/J35 Operations Division, USNORTHCOM Directorate of Operations; Chief, NC/J32 Counter-threat Network Division; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 Operations, I MEF.
Brigadier General Morris holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Masters in Military Studies from the USMC Command and Staff College, a Masters in Operational Studies from the USMC School of Advanced Warfighting, and a Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. He graduated with honors from The Basic School, the Amphibious Warfare School, the USMC Command and Staff College, the USMC School of Advanced Warfighting, and the U.S. Naval War College. He was the Marine Corps’ 2001 Leftwich Award recipient and also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program, Class 195.
His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit with one Gold Star (in lieu of 2d Award), Bronze Star (with Combat Distinguishing Device) with one Gold Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Gold Stars, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one Gold Star, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one Gold Star, and the Combat Action Ribbon with one Gold Star.