MAG-14
Command Biographies
VMA-223 Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major Winford Morris Jr.

Sergeant Major Morris is a native of Mississippi. He enlisted in the Marine Corps March 1998. He attended recruit training at Parris Island, South Carolina. After graduating recruit training he attended Marine Combat School (MCT) at Camp Geiger, North Carolina. Following completion of MCT, he attended MOS school at Twenty Nine Palms, California, for Field Radio Operator (0621). 

In September 1998, Sergeant Major Morris reported to Combat Service Support Group (CSSG) 3, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. While at CSSG 3, Sergeant Major Morris served as Radio Operator and Platoon Sergeant.  Sergeant Major Morris was promoted to Corporal in November 2000. During his time with CSSG 3, Sergeant Major Morris completed numerous deployments.  Sergeant Major Morris was later promoted to Sergeant in November 2002. 

In February 2006, Sergeant Major Morris was reassigned to 9th Commutation Battalion, Camp Pendleton, California. While at 9th Communication Battalion, Sergeant Major Morris served as Platoon Sergeant and SNCOIC of Marksmanship Training Unit (MTU). In June of 2006, Sergeant Major Morris was promoted to rank of Staff Sergeant. 

In January 2008, Sergeant Major Morris received orders to 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), where he deployed with the 13th MEU in January of 2009. During this time, Sergeant Major Morris served as Radio Chief and EKMS Manager for the Command Element.

In January 2010, Sergeant Major Morris reported to Drill Instructor School, class 2-10, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California. Upon completion of Drill Instructor School, Sergeant Major Morris earned the MOS of 0911 and was assigned to Company K, 3d Recruit Training Battalion (RTBN) where he served as Drill Instructor, Experience Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, and Chief Drill Instructor. In May of 2013 Sergeant Major Morris was transferred to Drill Instructor School as a squad instructor. While assigned there he served as the uniform instructor, BWT instructor until May of 2014.
 
In July of 2014 Sergeant Major Morris received orders to 3d Marines Regiment where he serves as the Communication Chief for Combat Assault Company (CAC). In July of 2016 Sergeant Major Morris completed Communications Chief Course 2-16. In September of 2016 Sergeant Major Morris took over the billet of Company First Sergeant for Combat Assault Company (CAC). 
 
In March of 2017 Sergeant Major Morris was promoted to First Sergeant.  In April of 2017 received orders to Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools where he serves as the Company First Sergeant for Headquarter and Service Company. In June 2018 Sergeant Major Morris was transferred to Ground Supply School where he served as the school First Sergeant. 

In May of 2019 Sergeant Major Morris was transferred to 2D Battalion 10th Marines where served as Battery K First Sergeant. In October of the same year Sergeant Major Morris was transferred the Headquarter Battery. In December of 2021 Sergeant Major Morris was promoted to his current rank where he serve as VMA-223 Sergeant Major.

His personal decorations include Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy Commendation Medal w/One Gold Star and Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.

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