Chenega MIOS, along with the entire Chenega family, regrets to announce the passing of beloved Chenega IT Enterprise Services (CITES) Director of Cyber & IT Services, Al Morrison.
Al started with Chenega in October of 2019 as a Senior Operations and Corporate Development Manager and quickly started making an impact. He was responsible for ensuring organizational effectiveness by providing leadership for multiple company programs and contracts. He worked closely with the management team to contribute to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies, and practices. Al supported in the strategic direction and contributed directly to the corporate development process and associated support efforts.
Before working at CITES, Al spent 29 years in the military, earning many awards and decorations for his efforts. His medals include the impressive three Bronze Star Medals, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, six Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement and Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, the Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteerism Service Medal, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Medal, Presidential Service Badge, Driver & Mechanic’s Badge, German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency (Gold), and received both the Bronze Order of Mercury from the CIO G-6 and Ordnance Order of Samuel L. Sharpe from the Chief of Ordnance. He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 5 in 2019 and was extremely well respected by all who crossed paths with him in both his military and civilian life.
As if his services to our Nation’s military weren’t enough, Al also spent much of his time volunteering hundreds of hours for the benefit of children with muscular dystrophy. He was a one-of-a-kind leader, always willing to lend a hand, whether physically or through a message or lesson.
Al was an incredible father, husband, employee, and hero to our Nation and is already deeply missed by all. May he rest in peace.