|Full name||Morgan Joe Luttrell|
|Other name||Morgan J. Luttrell|
|Profession(s)||Politician, Retired US Navy SEAL|
|Known for||Being the twin brother of the famous US Navy SEAL Marcus Alan Luttrell|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 196 cm
in meters- 1.96 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 5”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 90 kg
in pounds- 198 lbs
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Political Party||Republican Party
|Political Journey||• Senior advisor to Secretary Rick Perry in the Department of Energy (2017-2020)
• Member of the Artificial Intelligence and Technologies Office
• Contested and won the Republican Party’s primary elections in Texas (2022)
• Contested and won the United States House of Representatives elections from Texas’ 8th congressional district (2022)
• Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership Political Action Committee (RMSP PAC)
• Member of the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services (House Armed Services Committee or HASC) (7 January 2023)
• Member of the Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies and Information Systems
• Member of the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations
|Service/Branch||United States Navy|
|Military Decorations||• Bronze Stars for Valor (two times)
• Navy Commendations for Valor (two times)
• Combat Action ribbons (two times)
• Sea Service Deployment ribbons (five times)
• Good Conduct medals (four times)
• Sailor of the Quarter citations (two times)
• Operation Iraqi Freedom campaign medal
• Operation Enduring Freedom campaign medal
|Date of Birth||7 November 1975 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||47 Years|
|Birthplace||Houston, Texas, the United States of America|
|School||Willis High School, Conroe, Texas (1994)|
|College/University||• Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
• The University of Texas at Dallas (2014 - 2016)
• Harvard Business School (2017)
• School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas
|Educational Qualification(s)||• Bachelor’s degree in applied science in psychology from Sam Houston State University (2000)
• MSc in Applied Cognition Neuroscience from The University of Texas at Dallas
• Executive Certificate in a Professional Leadership Development Course at the Harvard Business School
• PhD in neuroscience at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas Morgan Luttrell – LinkedIn
|Religion||Christianity (Protestant) Pew Research Center|
|Address||House number 18230, FM 1488, Magnolia, Texas – 77354, the United States of America|
|Tattoo(s)||He got many tattoos inked on both of his arms.
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||Year, 2012|
|Parents||Father- David Luttrell (passed away due to cancer; Vietnam War veteran, businessman)
Mother- Holly Luttrell
|Siblings||Brother- Marcus Luttrell (retired US Navy SEAL, author, businessman, social activist)
Note: Marcus is known for penning the well-known book "Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10," which inspired the 2013 Hollywood film "Lone Survivor" as well as for being the only survivor of SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team One (SDVT-1) during Afghanistan's Operation Red Wings in 2005.
|Salary (as a Congressman)||$174,000 (annually; as of 2023) United States Senate|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Morgan Luttrell
- Morgan Luttrell is a former member of the United States Navy SEALs, philanthropist, and businessperson. In 2022, he became a Congressman. As a US Navy SEAL, Morgan earned numerous medals for valour. He is Marcus Luttrell’s twin sibling, who is known for participating in Operation Red Wings (2005) in Afghanistan.
- While giving an interview, Marcus Luttrell said that at the age of 14, he and his twin brother Morgan initiated their preparation to enlist in the US Special Forces. Furthermore, he shared that they received guidance and training from a retired US Army special forces operative named Billy Sheldon, who used to live in their locality. Luttrell recalled their first meeting with Billy and said,
He was a bull of a man, with rippling muscles, fair skin, and not carrying one ounce of fat. To my eyes he looked like he could have choke slammed a rhino. I made my hesitant request. And he just looked me up and down and said, “Right here. Four, tomorrow afternoon. Then he shut the door in my face.”
- In 2000, Luttrell joined the United States Navy after graduating.
- Later, he enrolled in Class 237 of the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) to become a US Navy SEAL. He was chosen as the Honor Man for OCS in the class.
- After that, Morgan Luttrell went to the United States Army Airborne School, popularly known as Jump School, in Fort Moore, Georgia. He received basic training to become a paratrooper (military parachutist) there.
- Later, he completed a 26-week SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) course.
- After successfully finishing SQT, Luttrell was given the Naval Special Warfare insignia, which is also known as the SEAL team trident badge.
- Thereafter, he attended the SEAL Sniper school in Indiana to receive specialized training as a marksman. He completed sniper school with honours.
- Morgan was deployed to Afghanistan after he completed his military training. There, he and his team assisted the US-led NATO forces against the Taliban under the banner of Operation Enduring Freedom.
- He was later sent to Africa, where he worked in collaboration with the African forces in conducting counter-terrorism operations.
- Luttrell was deployed to Iraq in 2003, There, he assisted the US Armed Forces in conducting military operations against Suddam Hussein-led Iraqi forces.
- He reported at the Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, in 2007. There, he underwent training to become an officer. Following the completion of his training, Morgan was appointed as a special warfare officer.
- He sustained severe spinal cord and brain injury after his helicopter crashed in 2009 during a military exercise, leading to brain trauma. Morgan talked about the incident, in an interview, and said,
I was aboard an Army helicopter during a training exercise off the coast of Virginia Beach. The SEALs were training to fast-rope down onto the ship when their Black Hawk crashed into a combat support ship, killing one and injuring eight, including me. I remember falling out of the helicopter and hitting the top deck of the ship. When the helicopter exploded, the force blew me down onto another deck. The impact broke my back in six places, and I sustained major damage to my spinal cord. I was in a body cast for about six months.”
- In the same year, Morgan volunteered to lead a team of Navy SEALs on an overseas deployment to Afghanistan after recuperating from his injuries.
- In 2014, having served fourteen years, Morgan Luttrell was given a medical discharge from military service due to the injuries he sustained in the 2009 helicopter crash during a military exercise.
- After his retirement in 2014, Morgan enrolled at the University of Texas at Dallas’ School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences to research techniques for treating brain injuries and enhancing cognitive functions following such injuries. He eventually obtained a neuroscience PhD from the same institution. While giving an interview, he said,
I signed up to be part of a clinical trial. I underwent cognitive testing and received training on how to improve his ability to think abstractly, synthesize information and filter out distractions — common problems for patients with brain injuries. It was about this time when I decided to pursue an advanced degree in cognitive science, with the long-term goal of finding treatments that could help the estimated half-million recent-war veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injuries or both.”
- While doing PhD, he wrote many research papers on cognitive functions, such as Diverse Veterans’ pre- and post-intervention Perceptions of Home Telemental Health for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Delivered via Tablet (2017) and “Operator Syndrome”: A Unique Constellation of Medical and Behavioral Healthcare Needs of military special operation forces (2020).
- Morgan, while working as a researcher at the University of Texas at Dallas, became a member of a Washington, D.C.-based NGO that was involved in assisting the needy armed forces veterans deal with various types of physical as well as mental disabilities.
- Thereafter, he ventured into the field of business and established a company named Stronos Industries. The industry manufactures biodegradable products used during political events.
- Luttrell helped Senator Rick Perry make and implement policies aimed at improving the global capabilities and productivity of US-based industries while serving at the Artificial Intelligence and Technologies Office.
- In 2022, Luttrell’s primary elections for the Republican Party received endorsement from Rick Perry, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (a retired Navy SEAL), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, the Congressional Leadership Fund, and the American Patriots PAC (founded by McCarthy’s allies). He spoke on issues such as securing the border, gun rights, and restricting abortion.
- He entered the US Capitol on 3 January 2023, As per sources, there was a delay in his swearing-in ceremony due to the absence of the elected speaker from the Senate.
- In May 2023, the US government introduced the Fiscal Responsibility Act to Congress. This act aimed to temporarily remove the borrowing limit set by Congress on the government’s ability to borrow funds from the treasury for debt repayment. However, Morgan and a group of seventy Congress members opposed the bill’s enactment by voting against it.
- Together, Morgan and Marcus host Team Never Quit podcasts.
- In April 2023, the Cafe Texan History Museum & Library publically displayed Morgan and Marcus’ military equipment that they were given during their service in the US Navy SEALs.
- Morgan has been featured in numerous TV shows and documentaries, such as Project 22 (2015), Fox Files (2019), Fox & Friends (2021), Liberal Hivemind (2021), Carl Higbie Frontline (2023), and 22 and You (2023).
- Morgan, in an interview, said he was born seven minutes before his twin brother Marcus.
- While numerous soldiers in his Navy SEAL unit displayed the American flag on their uniforms during combat missions, Luttrell and his brother became known for wearing a Texas flag on their uniforms, earning them recognition.