Colonel Sean Morrow’s career has been marked by a series of impactful roles and accomplishments. Commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduating from West Point in 2001, Col. Morrow’s career brought him to the frontlines of significant military operations.
During the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Col. Morrow demonstrated his leadership by leading a rifle platoon within the 3rd Infantry Division. He commanded an infantry company in Baghdad during the Surge of 2007-2008.
Transitioning to an academic role, Col. Morrow served as an assistant professor at the United States Military Academy in the Department of English and Philosophy from 2010 to 2012, bringing his insights to the academic sphere.
In 2013, Col. Morrow became part of the 10th Mountain Division, where he took on key responsibilities as a Battalion Operations Officer and later as a Brigade Executive Officer in southeastern Afghanistan, showcasing his adaptability and leadership versatility.
He commanded the United Nations Command Security Battalion in Panmunjom, Korea. His role extended to international diplomacy, as he served on the Tri-Lateral Commission, representing the United Nations Command in discussions with the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Col. Sean Morrow engaged in more than 40 direct interactions with the North Korean military and played a pivotal role in hosting a historic meeting in 2019 that brought together leaders from the U.S., ROK, and DPRK.
Currently a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, Col. Sean Morrow earned an MA in Political Science from the same institution. He completed an MA in Irish Studies from Boston College, where he explored narratives of political violence.
Beyond his professional commitments, Col. Morrow serves as the President of the West Point Class of 2001.