Master Chief Rashaun R. Morris assumed the duties as the Reserve Command Master Chief for the First Coast Guard District in October of 2016. As the First District Reserve Command Master Chief, she serves as the principle adviser to the District Commander on all matters affecting work life, command climate, morale, reserve workforce policy, family and mission support, general well-being as well as issues and initiatives pertaining to all Coast Guard Reserve members within the District. The First District includes eight states in the Northeast and 2000 miles of coastline from the US-Canadian border to northern New Jersey. Most recently Master Chief Morris served as the Reserve Command Master Chief of Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole, MA.
Master Chief Morris enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1987. Upon completion of Coast Guard Basic Training in Cape May, NJ, she was selected to conduct ceremonial operations before two U.S. Presidents, world leaders and dignitaries for the Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard and Silent Drill Team outside of the Washington, DC area. After graduating from Yeoman School, she provided administrative support to thousands of students rotating in and out of Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, CA. She went on to serve at the Seventh Coast Guard District in Miami, FL, Coast Guard Naval Engineering Support Unit Boston, MA and Coast Guard Group Boston, MA. After serving over 13 years of active duty, she transitioned into the Coast Guard Reserves. Her principle reserve staff and unit assignments include; Coast Guard Integrated Support Command Boston, MA, Coast Guard Base Boston, MA and Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, MD. Master Chief Morris also mobilized for disaster recovery response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in Mobile, AL and Hurricane Sandy in Boston, MA.
Master Chief Morris was born in Kansas City, MO and is a distinguished graduate of the Coast Guard Chief’s Academy where she was awarded the Altus Tendo (I Reach Higher) Award. She is also a proud graduate of the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leaders Course.
Master Chief Morris’ personal awards include two Coast Guard Commendation Medal, four Coast Guard Achievement Medals, three Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbons, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, four Coast Guard Good Conduct Awards, six Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Awards and various other personal and unit awards.
Master Chief Morris hails from Kansas City, MO and is a resident of Brockton, MA. She has one adult child, Haleigh Morris.