Master Chief Morris assumed the duties as the Reserve Command Master Chief for the 1st Coast Guard District in October of 2016. Her primary responsibility is to advise the District Commander on 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 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 7th 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. She was then assigned to Coast Guard Integrated Support Command Boston, MA, Coast Guard Base Boston, MA and Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, MD. She mobilized for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response in Mobile, AL and for Hurrican 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 Award. She is also a proud graduate of the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leaders Course.
Master Chief Morris’ personal awards include the 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, five Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Awards and various other personal and unit awards.
Master Chief Morris hails from Brockton, MA and has one child, Haleigh Morris.