Rear Adm. Morneau was appointed to the United States Naval Academy from the state of Nevada. He graduated and was commissioned in May 1983. His sea duty and operational assignments include: Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit Two; EOD Group Two Detachment Norfolk, Va.; and, EOD Mobile Unit Six. Morneau commanded EOD Mobile Unit Eight, in Sigonella, Sicily; EOD Group Two in Norfolk, Va.; and, Navy Expeditionary Combat Forces Command Central (Task Force 56) in Bahrain. While in command, his units received numerous commendations for assigned missions during Operations Joint Forge, Determined Response, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom in both European and Central Command.
His shore assignments include: Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Navy Personnel Command; Joint Staff Operations Directorate (J-3); Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization; deputy director for Operations; Multi-National Force-Iraq and United States Forces-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq; and, deputy director for Expeditionary Warfare on the Navy Staff.
Morneau is a 2006 graduate of the National War College and alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI Program.
Morneau is designated as an EOD warfare officer, deep sea diving officer, and naval parachutist. He is proud to wear two Naval Unit Commendations, two Meritorious Unit Citations and the Battle Efficiency Award for service with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Units. Morneau is an honorary master chief petty officer, initiated Sept. 16, 1996 and designated by the master chief petty officer of the Navy.
Morneau assumed his present duties as Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command in July 2013.