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Legislation #: 180506 Introduction Date: 7/12/2018
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS BARNES JR., MCMANUS, LUCAS, JAMES, JR., WAGNER, CANADY, TAYLOR, REED, HALL, SHIELDS AND FOWLER
Title: Honoring Master Chief Rashaun R. Morris on her rank as Gold Badge Master Chief United States Coast Guard, 1st District Reserve.  

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7/11/2018 Filed by the Clerk's office
7/12/2018 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 180506

 

Honoring Master Chief Rashaun R. Morris on her rank as Gold Badge Master Chief United States Coast Guard, 1st District Reserve.  

   

WHEREAS, less than 1% of the entire military workforce obtain the rank of E9 Master Chief and only six African Americans have ever received the rank Gold Badge Command Master in the United States Coast Guard. Out of the six; only two females and out of the two females Master Chief Morris is the only Reserve.

 

WHEREAS, Master Chief Morris was born in Kansas City, Missouri and is a distinguished graduate of Central High School, the Coast Guard Chief’s Academy and the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leaders Course, and has one child, Haleigh Morris; and

 

WHEREAS, Master Chief Morris enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1987 and upon completion of Coast Guard Basic Training, she was selected to conduct ceremonial operations for two U.S. Presidents, world leaders and dignitaries for the Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard and Silent Drill Team. She has provided support to thousand over three decades; and

 

WHEREAS, after serving over 13 years of active duty, she transitioned into the Coast Guard Reserves and was mobilized for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response in Mobile, Alabama and for Hurricane Sandy in Boston, Massachusetts; and

 

    WHEREAS, Master Chief Morris assumed the duties as the Reserve Command Master Chief for the 1st Coast Guard District in October of 2016 and served as the principle advisor to the District Commander on all matters affecting work life; and

 

WHEREAS, Master Chief Morris’ personal awards include two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, four Coast Guard Achievement Medals, three Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbons, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, several Coast Guard Good Conduct Awards and various other personal and unit awards; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

    That the Mayor and Council hereby express their heartfelt and sincere appreciation for her dedicated military service; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Rashaun R. Morris as a token of the high esteem in which she is held by the Mayor, Council, and citizens of Kansas City, Missouri.

 

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