Donna L. Morgan is originally from Margate, Kent, England. She moved to the United States in 1983 and grew up in a suburb of Syracuse, NY. In 2004 she became a US Citizen.
Ms. Morgan attended State University of New York College at Fredonia and pursued a Bachelor’s degree in music performance. She also attended the University of Arizona where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in clarinet performance.
In 1998 Donna joined the Army as a clarinetist. Her first assignment was with the Infantry Center Band at Fort Benning, GA. In 2002 she transferred to the Army Ground Forces Band at Fort McPherson, GA. In 2005 she was selected to be an instructor at the Non-Commissioned Officer’s Academy at the US Army School of Music in Norfolk, VA. It was here that she was chosen to enter the Warrant Officer Program as an Army Bandmaster.
Ms. Morgan attended Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, AL in June 2007 and the Warrant Officer Basic Course at the US Army School of Music from July-December 2007. She then served as commander and conductor of the 36th Army Band on Fort Huachuca from 2008 thru 2010. In 2011 she transferred to Fort Carson, CO and took command of the 4th Infantry Division Band. In January of 2015 she moved to Watertown, NY where she currently serves as the commander and conductor of the 10th Mountain Division Band on Fort Drum. In 2015, she deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division where she proudly served by providing music for ceremonies as well as troop morale and diplomatic events.
Her awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Army Good Conduct Medal with two knots, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon 2nd Award, the Army Service Ribbon, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal.