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Carl Bernard L Morgan

Carl Bernard L Morgan is a former Commandant of the Guyana People Militia and Commander of the 1st Infantry Brigade.  He started his uniformed service at the age of 14 where he joined the QCCC, rising to the rank of Cadet Officer, a distinction achieved by only a few while still students.

A few months after leaving school, he was selected as one of the first six cadet officers of the British Guiana Special Service Unit (BGSSU) and attended Mons Officer Cadet School in the UK in February 1965.  On his return, he was appointed a platoon commander.  He opted to transfer to the GDF when it was formed on 1 November 1965.

When the British Garrison was withdrawing from British Guiana Carl Morgan toured the North-West borders as Intelligence Officer as part of his takeover from the Garrison GSO3 (Int), becoming the first GDF officer to visit the border markers in the North West.  In October 1996, he was in the first aircraft to Eteringbang at the start of the Ankoko crisis.

Morgan served in numerous appointments including Intelligence Officer, Reconnaissance Platoon Commander, Adjutant of the 1st Battalion; company commander, officer commanding Training Corps; commanding officer Internal Operations Command; General Staff Officer Grade 1 (GSO 1 Coord); Commander of the 1st Infantry Brigade.  He served on secondment in the public sector as CEO of the Matthew’s Ridge-Arakaka-Port Kaituma (Matarkai) Development Authority 1979 and as Director of Operations of the Guyana Fisheries Corporation before returning to the Force to assume the appointment of Commandant Guyana Peoples’ Militia (GPM) (1982), and in 1988, Commander Operations and Training of the GDF.  He retired from military service on his appointment as Guyana Ambassador to Suriname in 1990.

Carl Morgan attended the Commonwealth Jungle Warfare School in Malaya; the Company Commanders’ Course at the School of Infantry Warminster, (UK); the army school of Instructional Technology, Beaconsfield, (UK); the Army  Staff College, Camberley, (UK) and the National Defence College, New Delhi, India where he achieved the Master’s degree in Defence Studies.  He also holds the Diploma in Public Administration from the University of Guyana.

Carl Morgan was born on 19th September 1944 in Georgetown.  He is the recipient of the Military Service Star (MSS), 1990; Military Service Medal (MSM), 1979; and other Guyanese military awards as well as awards from Governments of Cuba, Venezuela and Suriname.