Glen E. Morrell
7th Sergeant Major of the Army
Glen E. Morrell, the seventh sergeant major of the Army, was sworn in on July 1, 1983, and served until his term ended in July of 1987. He was born in Wick, W.Va., on May 26, 1936.
He served in the United States Army for over 31 years. Since his entry on active duty in November 1954 he has served in virtually every noncommissioned officer leadership position. His career has taken him through many continental United States assignments, two tours in Europe, three tours in the Republic of Vietnam and two tours in Panama.
His units of assignment include the 6th Infantry in Berlin; 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Germany; 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, N.C., and three tours in the Republic of Vietnam; two tours with the 7th and 8th Special Forces Group, Panama; 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor duty with St. John University, Minn.; 1st Ranger Battalion, 75th Infantry, Fort Stewart, Ga., Special Forces Detachment (Airborne) Europe; United States Army Recruiting Command, Fort Sheridan, Ill.; and the United States Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Ga.
Morrell's awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Clusters), Good Conduct Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, NCO Professional Education Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge.