ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Tommy Morgan was chosen as the new chief of Anniston Army Depot's Logistics and Business Development Office, effective Sept. 29.

Morgan began his career in the private sector as an engineer.

Following receipt of his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama in 1990, Morgan worked in component design for steel mills and then in engineering for an industrial tire manufacturer.

In 1996, he moved into his first management role in the company.

Seeking new challenges, Morgan accepted a job at ANAD in 2004 as a mechanical engineer.

"Being in the private sector gave me a unique perspective when I came to the government," said Morgan. "I was able to see the benefit of focusing on quality and cost as well as having quality people in an organization."

His first project was to assist with the Base Realignment and Closure Team.

There, he learned planning and acceptance of missions and was able to see the scope of operations at ANAD.

Following BRAC, Morgan was assigned to the Integrated Logistics Support Office, which merged with the Business Development Office in 2012 to become LBDO.

The office works with private industry partners as well as the military to build future workload for the installation.

"I want to expand the customer focus of LBDO, concentrating on obtaining workload to support the retention of critical skill sets," said Morgan.