Maj. Morgan Reese

Published June 30, 2015
MAJOR MORGAN B. REESE is the Deputy Commander of the St. Louis District. She began serving as the Deputy Commander on June 1, 2015. She is from Valrico, Florida, and was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers in May 1999.

Major Reese completed her undergraduate studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. She is a graduate of both the Engineer Officer Basic Course and Engineer Captains Career Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; the Combined Arms Service and Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and the Command and General Staff College. She holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology; and a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida. She is a certified Project Management Professional and a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri.

After her commissioning in 1999, she served in a wide range of engineering leadership positions. She served as both a horizontal construction and vertical construction platoon leader in A Company in Hohenfels, Germany, and the Assistant Operations Officer for plans and operations in Vilseck, Germany for the 94th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy). She was the Assistant Operations Officer for Area Support Group (Provisional) Falcon in Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian. She served as the Commander of A Company, 62nd Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy) in Fort Hood, Texas and Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She deployed to Gamberi, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 4th Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division as Brigade Engineer. Upon returning to Fort Hood, she was Brigade Engineer for the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division for a short time, and then became the Executive Officer for the 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team. Additionally, she served as an Instructor and Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.

Her military decorations feature two Bronze Star Medals, three Meritorious Service Medals, two Army Commendation Medals, an Army Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Bronze de Fleury Medal. Additionally, she was selected as the 2012 American Society of Civil Engineers’ Young Government Civil Engineer of the Year.