Lt.j.g. Heather Morris hails from Melbourne, FL. She enlisted in the United States Navy in 2004 and received her commission as a 6410/Administration Limited Duty Officer in 2018.
For her first commissioned tour she served as the Ship’s Secretary, Educational Service Officer, and Personnel Officer onboard the USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Bremerton, WA. Due to manning levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, she served as the Administration Department Head on Nimitz for a 7-month deployment to the THIRD, FIFTH, and SEVENTH Areas of Responsibility. She is currently billeted as the Legal Department Head at Transient Personnel Unit, Puget Sound, WA, but is currently serving as the Executive Officer.
She started her enlisted career as a Cryptologist Technician Administration (CTA), which was later merged with the Yeoman (YN) rate in 2007. In 2013 she promoted to Chief Petty Officer. Her enlisted tours include: Corry Station Schoolhouse, Pensacola, FL; Office of National Intelligence Special Security Office, Jacksonville, FL; Integration Control Element, Guantanamo, Cuba; Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, Guam; Naval Special Warfare Unit ONE, Guam; and U.S. Embassy Yaoundé, Cameroon, Africa.
Lt.j.g. Morris is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Her qualifications include the Enlisted Expeditionary Warfare device and the Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist device.
Her personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), as well as many other campaign awards.