Glen E. Morrell
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|Glen E. Morrell|
SMA Glen E. Morrell
May 26, 1936 |
Wick, West Virginia
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1954-1987|
|Rank||Sergeant Major of the Army|
|Awards||Army Distinguished Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (3)
Army Commendation Medal (4)
He served in the United States Army for over 31 years. After his entry on active duty in November 1954 he served in virtually every noncommissioned officer leadership position. His career took him through many CONUS assignments, two tours in Europe, three tours in the Republic of Vietnam and two tours in Panama. Morrell attended Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia at the age of forty-one and was selected as the Distinguished Honor Graduate for his class.
His units of assignment include the 6th Infantry in Berlin; 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Germany; 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and three tours in the Republic of Vietnam; two tours with the 7th and 8th Special Forces Group, Panama; 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor duty with St. John University, Minnesota; 1st Ranger Battalion, 75th Infantry, Fort Stewart, Georgia, Special Forces Detachment (Airborne) Europe; United States Army Recruiting Command, Fort Sheridan, Illinois; and the United States Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia.
The US Army Recruiting Command established the Glen E. Morrell Award for Recruiting Excellence in his honor. This medallion is the ultimate award under the Recruiting Incentive Awards Program. It includes a medallion that the recipient wears as part of their Army uniform. In addition to the medallion, a certificate for the recruiter (and the recruiter’s spouse, if applicable) will be awarded.
Awards and decorations
|Combat Infantryman Badge|
|Master Parachutist Badge|
|Army Staff Identification Badge|
|Silver Recruiter Badge|
|Expert Marksman Badge with one weapon clasp|
|Vietnam Parachutist Badge|
|Distinguished Service Medal|
|Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters|
|Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters|
|Presidential Unit Citation with three oak leaf clusters|
|Good Conduct Medal (10 awards)|
|Army of Occupation Medal|
|National Defense Service Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal|
|Vietnam Service Medal with three campaign stars|
|NCO Professional Education Ribbon with bronze award numeral 5|
|Army Service Ribbon|
|Overseas Service Ribbon with award numeral 1|
|Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation|
|Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal Unit Citation|
|Vietnam Campaign Medal|
- 10 Service stripes.
- http://vjw1.vetjobs.com/boa.htm Board of Advisors
- http://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/u?/p15040coll2,2281 The Contributions of SGM Glen E. Morrell To the Noncommissioned Officer Corps, Nathaniel Bartee
- http://www.usarec.army.mil/im/formpub/REC_PUBS/r672_10.pdf USAREC Regulation 672-10, Recruiting Incentive Awards
- This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "http://www.army.mil/leaders/leaders/sma/former/morrell.html".
The Sergeants Major of the Army, Daniel K. Elder, Center of Military History, United States Army Washington, D.C. 2003.
William A. Connelly
|Sergeant Major of the Army
Julius W. Gates