For the last 29 years, Brian Morris has been an Active Duty Sailor in the United States Navy. He honorably retired as a Command Master Chief in June 2020. Mr. Morris is a dynamic leader with nearly two decades of executive level human resource management experience, with sixteen years of Naval Educational instructional expertise, including Sailors from the highest levels of staff leadership, to his peers, and through to hundreds of Sailors in the U.S. Navy throughout the globe. Beyond human resource management, a few of the areas he excels in as an educator are in: crisis management referral relating to Exceptional and Special Needs Families, his former job in Navy communications, curriculum development, and dynamic hands-on teaching of vocational-technical programs as well as community services available to Veterans. Mr. Morris was the 2005 Sailor of the Year onboard USS Shiloh (CG-67), 2011 peer selected Senior Enlisted Leadership Award Winner onboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), and in 2015 received the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal in conjunction with the President of the United States, Volunteer Service Award for his volunteer civic duties with multiple community organizations in Southern California and Kitsap County of Washington State. He has his Associates of Science in General Studies, Bachelors of Science in Religious Studies, and has submitted his intent to graduate from Azusa Pacific University in May 2021 with his Masters of Science in Divinity. Mr. Morris has an affinity towards helping and teaching Military Veterans and Active Duty Service Members, as well as an empathetic heart toward offering assistance to Special Needs Families. He is proud to be a part of the Synergy Institute staff as an Adjunct Professor, serving Military Veterans transitioning back to school and civilian life.