Rear Admiral Douglas G. Morton is currently serving as the deputy for Security Cooperation, Office of the Defense Representative, Pakistan. Prior to this assignment, he was the commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic.
Morton’s other command tours include Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 where he led the battalion through deployments to Guam and Southwest Asia and Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast.
His facilities assignments include tours as assistant resident officer in charge of construction, Puerto Rico Area; resident officer in charge, facilities support contracts and assistant public works officer, Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek; and executive officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic.
Morton’s staff assignments include tours as aide to commander, Atlantic Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command; director, Facilities Planning Academic Division, Naval Civil Engineer Corps Officers School, (CECOS); head of the Seabee Policy and Doctrine Branch, Naval Facilities Engineering Command; a tour on the staff of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics) Facilities and Engineering Division; Civil Engineer Corps detailer and community manager, Navy Personnel Command; and chief of staff, Naval Facilities Engineering Command.
Within the Naval Construction Force (Seabees), he has served with NMCB 40, deploying to Okinawa, Japan and Rota, Spain; as operations officer of NMCB 133, deploying to Guam and Spain; and as chief of staff for the First Naval Construction Division. While deployed to Rota with NMCB 133, Morton was the officer in charge of 200 Seabees deployed to Hungary, Croatia, and Bosnia in support of 1st Armored Division peacekeepers in Operation Joint Endeavor.
Morton, a native of Salisbury, North Carolina, graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering - Construction Option. He was commissioned an ensign in the Civil Engineer Corps in 1983. He holds a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, The Executive Program at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Seminar XXI.
He is a Seabee combat warfare officer, a registered professional engineer in Georgia, and a member of the Acquisition Professional community. His personal awards include the Legion of Merit (three awards), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Army Commendation Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards). He also received the 1996 Society of American Military Engineers’ Moreell Medal for his service in Operation Joint Endeavor.