Lieutenant General John B. Morrison, Jr. assumed duties as Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6, on 24 August 2020. In this capacity, he is the principal military advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Army for planning, strategy, and implementation of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, and Information Technology (C5IT) for worldwide Army operations. Most recently, he served as Chief of Staff, United States Cyber Command.
Lieutenant General Morrison, an Army brat, was commissioned a Signal Officer through ROTC in 1986 at James Madison University where he graduated 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.
Lieutenant General Morrison’s military education includes the Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Tactical Signal Officer’s Staff Course, and the Advanced Airborne (Jumpmaster) School. In addition to ICAF, he is a graduate of both the Command and General Staff College and the Joint Forces Staff College.
Lieutenant General Morrison’s early career included an assignment in Germany and deployments to Saudi Arabia in support of the Persian Gulf War, to Florida in support of Hurricane Andrew relief efforts, to Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of peacekeeping operations, and to Iraq in support of Task Force Baghdad. He 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 Dept. of the Army G-3/5/7 from 2010 to 2012. Between 2012-2019, Lieutenant General Morrison served as Commanding General, 7th Signal Command (Theater), Fort Gordon, GA, followed by Commanding General, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) at Fort Huachuca, AZ, and, later, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, GA.
Lieutenant General Morrison is married to the former Ann Graves, and they have four daughters – Christine, Kate, Colleen, and Kelly – three sons-in-law, and a granddaughter, Kaitlyn.