Country star Craig Morgan re-enlists in army reserve at 59 – “A true privilege … God Bless America”

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Craig Morgan is still showing his dedication to his country.

At the age of 59, the country music star confirmed his dedication to serving the US country as he was sworn in once again to the US Army Reserve on stage at the Grand Ole Opry, in front of a sold-out audience.

In a statement to Fox News, Morgan expressed his excitement and commitment to serving his country. “I’m excited to once again serve my country and be all I can be in hopes of encouraging others to be a part of something greater than ourselves,” he said.

“I love being an artist, but I consider it a true privilege and honor to work with what I believe are the greatest of Americans, my fellow soldiers. God Bless America. Go Army,” he continued.

Craig Morgan said he would be ‘honored’ to serve in the Army again. Credit / Noam Galai / WireImage / Getty.

The country musician had previously served for 17 years in the Army and Army Reserve with the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions. During his service, he held the position of E-6 Staff Sergeant and Fire Support Specialist, and he obtained certifications in Airborne, Air Assault, and Rappel Master.

Following his reenlistment, Morgan will now hold the rank of Staff Sergeant and Warrant Officer.

General Andrew Poppas, who officiated the ceremony, expressed his anticipation of Morgan’s future accomplishments, saying: “Every Soldier who enters the Army has the opportunity to become the best version of themselves, and Staff Sgt. Morgan is no exception. I look forward to seeing what he accomplishes and how he impacts other Soldiers around the Army.”

Despite his military career, Morgan pursued his passion for music. He continued to tour and release music while serving in the Army.

On the day of the ceremony, Morgan shared a throwback photo of himself in uniform with the caption: “Once a soldier, always a soldier. I love our country.”

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Morgan has been actively involved with the USO and has been honored with the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal and the USO Merit Award.

Reflecting on his journey, Morgan shared that despite growing up in a musical family, he initially considered music merely as a hobby. “It never seemed like it was something that was a career for them, even though it kind of was, at times, and especially for me, even throughout my military career,” he admitted.

“It wasn’t until later in my military career that I thought that I could possibly pursue it as a profession,” the singer said.

Throughout his service, Morgan received accolades for songs he wrote and performed for his fellow soldiers. His musical talent became apparent as he steadily climbed the ranks, with a senior officer suggesting that he should seriously consider pursuing music due to his evident talent.

“But he also told me, he said, ‘I think that you have a talent and at minimum you ought to pursue it,’” Morgan recalled of the advice he was given.

Way to go, Craig!

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