Director, Total Force Management

Mr. Michael C. Morris
U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command
Director, Total Force Management

Mr. Morris is Director of Total Force Management for the Navy’s Military Sealift Command, responsible for civilian and military HR, manpower, and personnel medical programs covering approximately 5700 civil service mariners who crew 55 government-operated ships that support the Department of Defense, 1400 civilian employees who work ashore, 350 active duty military active duty personnel , and 962 Navy Reserve personnel.

Mr. Morris joined the federal service in 1991, coming to Military Sealift Command after seven years in the private sector working in ship acquisition and logistics. He began working in the HR field in 1992 and relocated from the DC area to Hampton Roads in January 2015, after selection to the Senior Executive Service, as part of Military Sealift Command’s ongoing consolidation of its DC and Norfolk operations in Norfolk.

He graduated from the State University of New York Maritime College, earned a merchant marine deck officer’s license, was commissioned into the Navy through the Navy ROTC program, and qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer, before leaving active duty and affiliating with the Navy Reserve. He completed graduate study at American University.

In 2013, Morris received the Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award. He has written for the U.S. Naval Institute’s “Proceedings” magazine about civil service mariners.