Col. Andrew "Drew" Morgan, Garrison Commander, U.S. Army Garrison - Kwajalein Atoll

Col. Andrew “Drew” Morgan assumed Command of USAG-Kwajalein Atoll on June 28, 2023.  His most recent assignment was as the Army NASA Detachment Commander and Senior Army Astronaut, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, NASA Detachment, Johnson Space Center, Houston.  Col. Morgan is a 1998 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. and a 2002 graduate of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

From July 2019 to April 2020, Col. Morgan served as a flight engineer and U.S. Segment Lead of the International Space Station during Expeditions 60, 61, and 62.  Over this nine-month mission, he performed multiple spacewalks and robotic activities as well as hundreds of scientific, maintenance, and cargo activities.  His ground-based NASA duties as an astronaut included: T-38N aircrew, space suit subject matter expert, crew operations officer, astronaut selection board member, mission support branch chief, and astronaut liaison to the flight control teams for Expedition 67-68.  In preparation for his space mission, he lived and trained in Russia and Kazakhstan for several months.

Prior to his selection as a NASA Astronaut in 2013, Col. Morgan served as a board-certified emergency medicine physician with subspecialty training in primary care sports medicine.  He is a rated master flight surgeon and qualified special operations diving medical officer.  Col. Morgan’s previous military assignments included: staff emergency physician, special mission unit medical team member, Battalion Surgeon—1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Special Operations Task Force Surgeon (Operation Enduring Freedom), and Brigade Surgeon and Medical Troop Commander for a special mission unit.  His previous overseas service includes deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa in support of overseas contingency operations. 

His highest military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star Medal.  His NASA awards include the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Achievement Medal, and the Space Exploration Medal.  In addition, Col. Morgan earned the combat medical badge, master flight surgeon badge with astronaut device, master space badge, basic airborne parachutist badge, military freefall (HALO/HAHO) parachutist badge, special operations diver badge, and the Ranger tab.  He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.

Col. Morgan has been married to his wife Stacey for 23 years.  Together they have four children: Daniel, a second-year cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., and three daughters, Amelia, Sophia, and Gabriella who proudly attend Kwajalein Junior-Senior High School.