Command Group

 

Battalion Commander
Lieutenant Colonel Brad A. Morgan

Battalion Command Sergeant Major
Command Sergeant Major Raymond D. Lathan Jr




Lieutenant Colonel Brad A. Morgan

Lieutenant Colonel Morgan was born and raised in Union City, Tennessee. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management. He received a Graduate Certificate in Military Construction Management from the University of Missouri at Rolla, earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College, and holds a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University. Lieutenant Colonel Morgan is a graduate of the Engineer Officer Basic Course, distinguished graduate from the Engineer Captain’s Career Course, and graduated with distinction from the College of Naval Command and Staff. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Tennessee.

Lieutenant Colonel Morgan’s initial assignments were as a Mechanized Combat Engineer Platoon Leader, Assault and Obstacle Platoon Leader, and Company Executive Officer with Alpha Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. He then served as the Battalion Construction Officer for the 8th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, deploying in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) in 2004, and was responsible for overseeing infrastructure reconstruction projects across central Baghdad. Following a year in the Inactive Ready Reserve, where he worked as a Construction Superintendent in Memphis, Tennessee, Lieutenant Colonel Morgan returned to Active Duty in 2006. Upon assignment to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, he deployed to Taji, Iraq, during the OIF surge in 2007 as a Military Transition Team Leader, where he trained and combat advised a newly formed Iraqi Army Reconnaissance Battalion. Returning to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Lieutenant Colonel Morgan assumed command, activated, and deployed the 511th Engineer Company (Sapper), 326 Engineer Battalion (Air Assault) in support of OIF to Kirkuk, Iraq, conducting route clearance and construction operations throughout northern Iraq in 2009. After company command, he then served in the G5 plans section of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Mission Support Element at Fort Campbell. He was then selected to serve as the Operations Officer (S3) of the 326 Engineer Battalion (Air Assault), deploying the battalion in support of OPERATION NEW DAWN (OND) in 2011 as the lone engineer battalion in Iraq for OND. Following completion of ILE at the Naval War College in 2013, LTC Morgan next served for two years as the Deputy Commander and Deputy District Engineer of the Nashville District, US Army Corps of Engineers. Upon successful completion of advanced civil schooling at Vanderbilt University in 2016, he was assigned as the Deputy Commander of the Baltimore District, US Army Corps of Engineers. While in Baltimore, he deployed in support of OPERATION FREEDOM’S SENTINEL (OFS) to Kabul, Afghanistan in 2017, as part of the NATO Resolute Support Mission’s Task Force Enhanced Security Zone.

Lieutenant Colonel Morgan’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Meritorious Unit Citation (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), and the Bronze de Fleury Medal. He has also earned the Sapper Tab, as well as the Combat Action, Parachutist, Air Assault, and Pathfinder Badges.




Command Sergeant Major Raymond D. Lathan Jr

Command Sergeant Major Raymond D. Lathan Jr. is a native of Warren, Ohio and entered the United States Army as an Engineer Equipment Operator 12N. He attended Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Command Sergeant Major Lathan’s most recent assignments include service as the Battalion Operations Sergeant, 37th EN BN, 2BCT, 82 ABN, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, First Sergeant, 919th ESC, 307th EN BN (CBT) (ABN), HHC, 307th EN BN, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, First Sergeant 50th Multi-Role Bridge Company, 5th EN BN, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Sapper Leader Course Instructor, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Platoon Sergeant Assault and Barrier Platoon, 82nd ABN Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Team Leader A-CO, 92nd EN BN, Fort Stewart, Georgia, Heavy Equipment Operator 94th EN BN, Vilseck, Germany, Heavy Equipment Operator, 62nd EN BN, Fort Hood, Texas.

Command Sergeant Major Lathan has deployed to Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Command Sergeant Major Lathan has completed all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System, as well as Ranger School, Sapper Leader Course, Airborne School, Jumpmaster Course, Air Assault Course, Army Basic Instructor Course, Common Faculty Development Instructor Course, Modern Army Combatives Level 1, Air Movement Operations and the Master Resiliency Trainer Course.

Command Sergeant Major Lathan’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Combat Action Badge, Ranger tab, Sapper tab, Masters Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.

Command Sergeant Major Lathan is a recipient of the Bronze de’Fleurry Medal.

Command Sergeant Major Lathan is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in Work Place Management.

CONTACT INFORMATION

19th Engineer Battalion
175 N Tornado Division Road
Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121

Telephone: (502) 624-4511


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Updated 5 Jul 2018