Morgan, Gerald Senior Chief Petty Officer, US Navy
Name Gerald Morgan Birthdate/age 39at the time of Janus'first sailing Ethnic/racial background African-American Height/weight/build 5'9”, medium build Hair/eye/skin tone Black hair, dark brown eyes, dark brown skin Face Square with moderate features, neither particularly prominent nor particularly broad and flattened Identifying marks Several small scars on hands Mannerisms Fears spiders and scorpions Basic personality Steady and quiet; excellent at concealing emotions. Enjoys challenge of infiltration but methodical in his approach.
Family background: Father was farm manager for a Saddlebred farm near Simpsonville, Kentucky; he died of a heart attack in his mid-60s, about 3 years prior to Janus' first sailing. Mother was an LPN but was forced into retirement by health issues shortly after her husband's death and lives with Morgan's oldest sister and her family. Morgan is the fourth of five children. His oldest sister is seven years his senior and together with her husband runs a popular barbeque restaurant in Louisville; the next-oldest sister is five years older than Morgan and is a registered nurse. Morgan's only brother is eighteen months older than he and was his inseparable companion in boyhood; he teaches agricultural science in the Shelby County school system. The final member of the sibling group is Morgan's four-years-younger sister, a noted Saddlebred trainer. Morgan's entry into Naval service followed in the footsteps of a favorite uncle; other members of the extended family also have histories of military service, mostly in the Army. Morgan's paternal grandfather, a retired American Baptist minister, is still alive at age 90 and is the hub of a large and affectionate extended family centered in Central Kentucky. Morgan's wife Gloria (neé Carpenter) is also his third cousin, descended from one of his grandfather's uncles. Gloria Morgan served in the Navy for four years before separating from service while pregnant with her second child; she is now a radiology technician. The couple has four children; the eldest is a college freshman, while the younger three (a 16-year-old and 14-year-old twins) are in high school. Morgan and his family typically spend leave periods visiting relatives around Simpsonville and plan to buy a house in the area after his retirement.
Education: Graduated from Collins High School. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science.
Work history: Worked part-time for a local feed store while in school. Entered the Navy shortly after high school graduation.
Military service: Became a SEAL three years after entering Naval service. He has reached the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer and is eligible to test for Master Chief Petty Officer.
Religious background and beliefs: American Baptist; sincere in his beliefs but does not consider himself particularly devout. His wife has been the primary force in ensuring that their children were raised in the church.
Hobbies and leisure activities: Enjoys woodworking and fishing.
Medical history: None significant.
Mental health history: No formal history. Tends to work out problems by talking to his wife and grandfather.
Traumatic experiences: Has witnessed several teammates' deaths while serving in the SEALs.
Other significant information: Knows how to ride and handle horses. Has a fair aptitude for mechanics, which he learned from his father. Speaks fluent French.