Ms. Maureen F. Morgan was born and raised in Rockland County, New York. In 1979, she joined the U.S. Navy, where she was assigned to boot camp in Orlando, Florida. After boot camp, Ms. Morgan was stationed in Barbers Point, Hawaii at Commander Patrol Wing Two, where she was a Yeoman Third Class and worked in the Administrative Office for the Commodore. Ms. Morgan completed her service on July 22, 1983.
Ms. Morgan joined the American Legion in 2001 and is a member of the Anthony Moscarella Post #199. Since 2014, she has been an Auxiliary Member of the Kearsing and Edwards Post 1600, and has served as an Adjutant, 3rd Vice Commander and a Post Commander for three years, from 2012 to 2015. A member of the Color for her Post, Ms. Morgan serves on the Color Guard for the county when needed, and also served as the County Commander from 2014 to 2016.
Ms. Morgan has received numerous awards throughout the years; in addition to being named Veteran of the Year in November 2010, she was the first female Veteran of the Year. Ms. Morgan is committed to helping veterans and the American Legion Post whenever she can. In addition, she is the Chairperson for the Boys State Program and Oratorical for Rockland County. In Ms. Morgan’s two years as County Commander, she was proud to award more than 90 American Legion Eagle Scout Awards.
In her professional life, Ms. Morgan works full time at Spring Valley High School, where she is a secretary in the guidance office. In her not-so-free time, she produces school plays, is a cheerleading coach, keeps score for the girls basketball team and the boys basketball team when needed and proctors SAT and ACT testing.