About Vice Adm. John G. Morgan, Jr. , USN (retired)

In 1991, then-Cmdr. John G. Morgan, Jr. was the commanding officer of USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51). Vice Adm. Morgan retired from the service in 2008 and formerly served on the U.S. Naval Institute board of directors.


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Arleigh Burke Destroyer at 25

Arleigh Burke Destroyer at 25

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) in 1991. US Navy Photo

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) in 1991. US Navy Photo

The following is a July 1991 piece from Proceedings on the new Arleigh Burke-class of guided missile destroyers from the commander’s perspective with the original title, “Arleigh Burke is Back.” Today,┬áJuly 4, 2016, is the 25th anniversary of the ship’s commissioning. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary Vice Adm. Morgan penned a new piece on the destroyer in the current issue of Proceedings. Read More