BRETT MORASH, Ph.D.; Director of Operations and Finance, Bob Woodruff Foundation (Chair)

BRETT MORASH, Ph.D.; Director of Operations and Finance, Bob Woodruff Foundation (Chair)

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PsychArmor Institute Volunteer Advisory Committee Chair

Brett  Morash, Ph.D.,  is  the  Director  of  Operations  and  Finance  at  the  Bob  Woodruff  Foundation in  New  York  City and  a  retired  U.S.  Naval  Officer. His  programs  focus  on  the  needs  and  supports  for  the  veteran  community  including  homeless  prevention,  unemployment,  health  and  wellness. He  has  been  an  adjunct  professor  at Norwich  University  since  2012,  where  he  teaches  Project  Management  in  the  Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis  program.    He  is  also  the  Treasurer  and  a  Member  of  the  Board  for the  Josephine  Herrick  Project, a New York  City  based  non-­‐profit  specializing  in  bringing  photography  to  underserved  communities.

Dr.  Morash is a 1993  Marine Transportation graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Following  graduation  he  served  two  back  to  back  division  officer  tours  on  USS  Harlan County (LST  1196) and then USS Detroit (AOE  4)  before  transferring  to  NROTC  Unit  College  of  the  Holy  Cross. While  there  he  earned  his  Master’s  degree  in  Business  Administration  from  Framingham  State College in June  2000. Following his departure from NROTC Holy Cross he was assigned to USS  Barry (DDG  52) Combat Systems Officer until  February  2004.  While  aboard  BARRY  he  deployed  to  the  Arabian  Gulf  and  Horn  of  Africa.    

Brett  attended  the  U.S.  Naval  War  College where  he  was  selected  to  serve on  both  the  CNO  Strategic  Studies Group  as  an  Associate  Fellow,  and  Halsey  Group Alpha.    During  his  tour  he  was  awarded  the  2006  William  Middendorf  II  Award  for  Student  Research,  the  2006  Surface  Navy  Association  Award,  and  the  2004  Admiral  “Ike”  Kidd  Naval  Intelligence Award.  

Following  the  U.S.  Naval  War  College he  served  as  Executive  Officer  of  the  USS  CHANCELLORSVILLE  (CG  62)  and  then  USS  SHILOH  (CG  67)  forward  deployed  in  Yokosuka  Japan.  Following  his  transfer  from  USS  SHILOH  he  was  assigned  to  Combined  Joint  Task  Force  Horn  of  Africa  forward  deployed  to  Camp  Lemonier  Djibouti  as  the  Theater  Security  Branch  Chief.  

Following  his  departure  from  CJTF­‐HOA  he  served  as  a  Military  Advisor  to  the  United  States  Mission  to  the  United Nations  prior  to  his  arrival  at  the  U.S.  Naval  War  College  as  a  uniformed  faculty  member,  retiring  in  2013  transitioning  to  becoming  the  Vice  President  of  Veterans  Services  at  a  New  York  City  based  non­‐profit,  Services  for  the UnderServed  Inc.  (SUS). While at SUS he was  responsible  for  finding  over  3,000  homeless  veterans  housing,  as  well  as  over  300  veterans  employed.    He  left  SUS  in  2015  before  joining  the  Foundation.

His  military  decorations  and  awards  include  the  Defense  Meritorious  Service  Medal,  the  Meritorious  Service Medal, three  Naval  Commendation  Medals,  three  Navy  Achievement  Medals,  and  various  unit,  campaign,  expeditionary,  and  service  awards.

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