CW5 Dave Morton’s illustrious military career spanned 38 years. His exemplary service, coupled with a profound concern for the interests of all Quartermasters, especially the food service Soldier, encouraged all in contact with him to do their very best. CW5 Morton took pleasure in tackling the hard jobs as an Enlisted Soldier and as a Warrant Officer setting very high standards, displaying the utmost in concern for his Soldiers in reorganizing and upgrading various garrison and field food service operations wherever he was assigned.
CW5 Morton served in many significant high profile positions such as two separate tours of duty as Division Food Advisor, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg; Chief, Food Management Assistance Team, 8th Army, Korea; Senior, Training Advising Counseling Officer, Warrant Officer Career College, Fort Rucker; and Chief Warrant Officer Leader Development Branch, Headquarters, Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, VA. While assigned as the Group Food Advisor, 46th Corps Support Group, he was in the forefront of planning and supplying operational rations for the planned airborne lead in Operation Uphold Democracy during the alert of the United States and its allies for a forced entry into the island nation of Haiti.
His service to the Quartermaster Corps has been superb and he is one of the very best Soldiers to have ever served our nation. His ultimate assignment as Chief, Warrant Officer Leader Development Branch, and TRADOC capped a brilliant military career filled with truly remarkable accomplishments.