LTC Scott Morley
Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth “Scott” Morley graduated from high school in Orlando, Florida, in 1996, then from the United States Military Academy at West Point in May 2000. He earned a Bachelor of Science with concentrations in Latin American Studies and Systems Engineering and commissioned as a United States Army Armor officer.
Prior to his assignment to the U.S. Army Phoenix Recruiting Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Morley commanded troops at the platoon and detachment levels and held various staff assignments in conventional and special operations organizations. He completed tours with 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (Colorado); 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) (Washington); and 4th Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) (Florida). Lieutenant Colonel Morley deployed multiple times in support of both Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM-Afghanistan, serving as an advisor and mentor to foreign special mission units in both countries during combat operations.
For two years, as a captain, Scott served as the Aide de Camp to the Deputy Commanding General at the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (North Carolina), focusing on special projects affecting force development and design for U.S. Army Special Operations Forces. As a major and battalion executive officer in Florida, he helped build the U.S. Army’s newest Special Forces battalion during the unit’s activation and inaugural deployment to combat. Most recently, Lieutenant Colonel Morley was the United States Special Operations Liaison Officer to the countries of El Salvador (2014-2016) and Colombia (2016-2018). During those overseas duties, Scott worked under the United States Ambassador’s authority as the senior representative for all U.S. Special Operations supporting joint, interagency, intragovernmental and multinational objectives in those countries. Lieutenant Colonel Morley’s military awards, training and education are consistent with those of a career Army Special Forces officer and include a master’s degree from Columbia University (in the City of New York) in Social-Organizational Psychology. He is functionally fluent in Spanish.
Lieutenant Colonel Morley is married to his best friend, the former Tara Lyons, and they have two great kids who speak better Spanish than their parents. Together, Scott and Tara administer a not-for-profit triathlon team that raises money and awareness for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides full educational grants to the surviving children of U.S. Special Operations members killed in combat or training.
CSM Hilda Garcia
CSM Hilda Ida Garcia has over 20 years of military service. She enlisted in the Army from Brooklyn, NY and upon successfully completing Basic Training at Ft. Jackson, SC and Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Lee, VA, she was assigned to HHC, 194th BN, 2ID at Camp Humphreys, Republic of South Korea, as a Warehouse Clerk/Automated Logistics Specialist. She continued to serve as a 92A in her follow-on assignments to the 32nd MEDLOG in Ft. Bragg, NC, the 27th Main Support Group, in Ft. Hood, TX and the 520th Maintenance Company, Camp Humphreys, Republic of South Korea. CSM Garcia was then assigned to the 204th and 306th MI BNs in Ft. Huachuca, AZ, as the Supply NCOIC. She was then assigned to the 111th MI Brigade as a Squad Leader. CSM Garcia volunteered for Recruiting duty and served as a Recruiter in San Juan CO, Miami BN. Upon her successful assignment as a Recruiter, she was assigned to the 2nd Recruiting BDE in Ft. Gillem, GA as a Career Counselor. CSM Garcia returned to Miami BN to serve as a Station Commander in San Juan CO, followed by the Recruit the Recruiter NCO in Ft. Knox, KY. She continued to Nashville Recruiting BN in Louisville, KY where she served as a First Sergeant. After a successful tour as First Sergeant, CSM Garcia returned to Ft. Knox, KY and served as the Senior Master Trainer, in 3rd Recruiting Brigade, she was then assigned to the Recruiting and Retention College, where she held various positions as the Operations NCOIC, to include her second First Sergeant assignment. CSM Garcia was then reassigned to the Northern California Recruiting BN where she served as the BN Operations Sergeant Major.
CSM Garcia holds a Bachelors and MBA degree from the University of Phoenix. Her military education includes the Hazardous Material Waste Handling course, Standard Army Maintenance System (SAMS-1) course, Unit Prevention Leader course, Army Recruiting School, Station Commander Course, First Sergeants Course, Recruiting First Sergeant Course, Recruiter Trainer course, Advance Joint Professional Military Course, Master Resilience Trainer course, and all Professional Military Education to include the Sergeants Major Course.
CSM Garcia's awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (x3 oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (x5 oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (x2 oak leaf clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal (x8 knot devices), and the Army Superior Unit Award. She holds the Army Drivers Badge.
CSM Garcia is the first of seven siblings and has a yorkie-poo named Bebe. Her hobbies include running and cycling.