Col Ross Morrell
Chief, Cyber Operations Division & Director, JCC, NORAD & USNORTHCOM
Colonel Ross C. Morrell is currently serving as the Chief, Cyber Operations Division and Joint Cyber Center, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command. During his career, he has held a variety of assignments at the squadron, group, wing and headquarters level. He served as an Air Force exchange officer to the Canadian Department of National Defence, Assistant Deputy Minister of Defence for Materiel, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Additionally, he has operational deployments in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM and SOUTHERN WATCH. Prior to this assignment he served as the Chief, Cloud Center of Excellence at Headquarters United States Transportation Command.
1997 Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
2001 Master of Business Administration, Auburn University, Montgomery, Alabama
2002 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2007 Air Command Staff College (correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2009 Master of Defence, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
2013 Outstanding Graduate, Air War College (correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Alabama
1997 – 2000, Project Manager, Air Force Operational Resource Management System, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Alabama.
2000 – 2003, Chief, Network Maintenance and Commander Information Systems Flight, Shaw AFB, South Carolina (May – September 2001, Chief, Communications, 763rd Air Expeditionary Squadron, Southwest Asia), (February – July 2003, Troop Commander, Deployable Communications and Commander, Information Systems Flight, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia)
2003 – 2005, Chief, Intelligence Systems and Executive Officer to the Commander, 86th Airlift Wing and Kaiserslautern Military Community, Ramstein AB, Germany
(September 2004 – January 2005, Executive Officer to the Commander, 376th Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia)
2005 – 2008, Deputy Chief, Financial Management Branch, PEM and Chief, Enterprise Information Branch, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Illinois (January-May 2007, Chief, Coalition Communications, J5 Directorate, Headquarters United States Central Command, MacDill AFB, Florida)
2008 – 2009, Student, Canadian Forces College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2009 – 2011, Deputy Program Manager, Air C2 Systems, Assistant Deputy Minister of Defence (Materiel), National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2011-2013, Commander, 627 Communications Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
2013 – 2015, Chief, Non-Rated Officer Assignments Branch, HQ AFPC, Joint Base San Antonio, Tx
2015 – 2018, Chief, Operations and Cybersecurity Division and Chief, Cloud Center of Excellence, Headquarters United States Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Il.
2018-Present; Chief, Cyber Operations Division and Joint Cyber Center, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, Peterson AFB, Co.
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