Edmond School District Athletics


Veteran's Day Recognition: Capt. (ret.) David Morton


Edmond Santa Fe | 11/15/2019

PHOTO CREDIT: photo provided

(pictured left to right) Christin Kolbenschlag (Raising Canes rep.), Linda Morton (wife), David Morton, Mike Morton (SF teacher/coach)

Captain David E. Morton Medical Service Corp, United States Navy, Retired:

In September 1972, Captain Dave Morton was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy and was assigned to the Naval Regional Medical Center, San Diego, CA. during the waning years of the Vietnam War and the return of the Prisoners of War. For 23 years he served in various operational and executive positions as a Medical Service Corps Officer including Executive Officer and Commanding Officer positions in U.S Navy Medical Commands both overseas and in the United States. He was the Commanding Officer of the Naval Hospital Charleston, SC. during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, where Naval Hospital Charleston was the primary casualty reception center for combat casualties returning from the war in Kuwait and Iraq. Captain Morton was also the recipient of the American Hospital Association’s “Award for Excellence” recognizing him as the outstanding Federal Health Care Executive for 1992. He retired in 1996 as the Assistant Deputy Chief of the Navy Bureau of Medicine Surgery in Washington D.C. to accept a position with the American Hospital Association as the Regional Executive for the states of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

He is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University and subsequently received his Doctor of Public Health degree, from the University of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Center.

His wife, and "first mate" Linda, will celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary this December. They both enjoy coming to the Santa Fe basketball games and to the football games. They have 2 children, Mike, who is a teacher, the head golf coach at Santa Fe and “the Voice” of Santa Fe football and basketball, and Robert, who has been working at Tinker Air Force Base for over 20 years as a civilian. They have 2 grandchildren, Joel who is a sophomore at Santa Fe and is active in the marching band and men’s choir, and Lindsay who is an 8th grade student at Heartland Middle school who is active in band and show choir.