28 years after his father, Army astronaut Col. Andrew “Drew” Morgan, class of 1998, made the same daring decisions, U.S Military Academy Cadet Daniel Morgan, class of 2026, entered the “long gray line.”
Daniel said that by enrolling at West Point, he would be carrying on a long-standing family tradition of patriotic service. “My great-grandfather served in the Marine Corps, my grandpa in the Air Force, and my father is presently an Army officer on active duty. Daniel proclaimed, “I’m honored to carry on that heritage. And my father supported me in choosing my own route. In our family, each generation of service has a special tale to tell.At the course of their summer training, Drew accompanied the incoming cadets in August on the 12-mile road march from the last encampment at Lake Frederick, New York, back to West Point. Drew claims that his time at West Point gave him the foundation for his personal character as a father, Soldier, medical officer, astronaut, and most importantly as a leader, in addition to an education. While Daniel was in Cadet Basic Training, he frequently wrote to him and offered advise on how to be successful at West Point and as an officer.