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Robert Daniel Morgan Sr.

Alexandria, VA - Major General Robert D. Morgan, Sr., 84, died peacefully on April 10, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

He entered the military service in 1955 and retired 34 years later as a Major General, U.S. Army. He served in Germany at the height of the Cold War and two tours of duty in Vietnam.

Born in Buffalo, New York, General Morgan graduated from Canisius College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1955. He also earned a Masters Degree from Troy State University. His military education included the U.S. Army Signal School, the U.S. Army Aviation School, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Naval War College and the Defense Systems Management College.

General Morgan's Army career included assignments as Senior Army Aviator, U.S. Army Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; Commander, 40th Signal Battalion, Vietnam; Program Manager Position Location Reporting Systems/Army Tactical Data Distribution System; Commander Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, Deputy Commanding General Procurement and Readiness, CECOM, and Commanding General CECOM and Fort Monmouth. His last assignment was Vice Director of Information Systems for Command, Control, Communications and Computers (DISC4), Office of the Secretary of the Army.

General Morgan's awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Air Medal with six oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal, the Commander's Award for Public Service, and the Senior Army Aviator Badge.

Following his retirement from active duty in 1989, General Morgan joined Cypress International as Vice President, C4. He later became the President of RDM Defense Acquisition Consulting and a member of the Spectrum Group.

On April 7, 2016, General Morgan was honored as one of the first inductees to the CECOM Hall of Fame at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. The Hall of Fame honors the heritage of CECOM and provides a testimony to the inductee's achievements to the U.S. Army.

General Morgan is survived by his wife Rose A. Morgan, sons Robert D. Morgan, Jr. (Tamy) and Donald J. Morgan (Anne), daughter Susan L. Woods (James), and his three grandchildren Kevin Woods, Robert Morgan, III, and Emily Woods.

Relatives and friends may call at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22315 on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, 6222 Franconia Road, Alexandria, Virginia on Friday April 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Internment at Arlington National Cemetery will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity, 780 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, New York 14218 (www.homesofcharity.org). Please view and sign the guestbook online at www.jeffersonfuneralchapel.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 16, 2018
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