Morgan Luttrell

Former Navy Seal Lieutenant & Former Senior Advisor of Veteran Relations with the Department of Energy

A 14-year military veteran with multiple deployments around the globe, Morgan Luttrell has made it his mission to assist veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s) post-traumatic stress syndrome, chronic pain, and addiction in finding more effective treatments. The neuroscientist-in-training has drawn largely from his own experience with a TBI. Luttrell was aboard an army helicopter during a training exercise when their Black Hawk crashed; the force of the helicopter’s explosion caused Luttrell to break his back in numerous places and sustain a severe traumatic brain injury that caused him multiple cognitive issues for months. While recovering from his own injury, Luttrell signed up to take part in a clinical trial, in which he underwent cognitive testing to learn how to improve his ability to process information. His journey through his own recovery led Luttrell to develop a keen interest in understanding the mechanics of the brain and in turn advance effective treatment protocols for other veterans that suffer from the side effects of TBI’s and other related injuries. He completed his graduate degree in cognitive neuroscience and served as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Director for Translational Research and Applied Analytics in the Department of Energy. Through his work combining the DOE’s technology with clinical data from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies, Luttrell aims to use such partnerships to increase the quality of life for injured veterans in a shorter amount of time.

To maximize results, Luttrell has focused on principals from the military’s Mission Success Philosophy. Luttrell’s dedication to teamwork and collaboration has established him as an influential force across several industries. Discipline honed from his military experience combined with his dedication to using machine learning and artificial intelligence to compute complex data has led to the breakdown of silos, faster more precise statistical outcomes, and the creation of cross-functional teams that have resulted in a greater impact for companies and causes.

BIO

Luttrell grew up on a Texas horse ranch with his twin brother, best-selling author, and Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell. Luttrell’s strong sense of duty at an early age developed into the desire to serve his country as a Navy SEAL. After graduating from Sam Houston State University with a degree in psychology and philosophy, Luttrell enlisted in the Navy, graduating BUD/s with class 237. After serving as a SEAL for seven years, Luttrell attended Officer Candidate School, after which he became a commissioned officer with Naval Special Warfare. While the transition from enlisted SEAL to officer was difficult, Luttrell met the challenge with honor and integrity. Throughout his tenure, he earned several awards, including two Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, two Good Conduct Medals, and an Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom medal.

Luttrell retired in his 14th year of service with multiple deployments in support of the war on terror. After retirement, he went on to pursue an advanced degree in applied cognition and neuroscience at The University of Texas at Dallas and graduated with honors, which set a strong foundation for him to support his military brothers and first responders. He has served as the campaign director for the ReBoot Program, a veteran-assistance program providing a comprehensive and individualized approach to increasing the mental and physical well-being of America’s military and first responding heroes. The program employs the expertise of the Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas at Dallas, where Luttrell has served as a research scientist after graduating. In 2017 Luttrell received his appointment to the Department of Energy as senior advisor to the Secretary.

He recently completed his executive education at Harvard University focused on professional leadership development. Luttrell resides in Texas with his wife and two sons.

Luttrell grew up on a Texas horse ranch with his twin brother, best-selling author, and Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell. Luttrell’s strong sense of duty at an early age developed into the desire to serve his country as a Navy SEAL. After graduating from Sam Houston State University with a degree in psychology and philosophy, Luttrell enlisted in the Navy, graduating BUD/s with class 237. After serving as a SEAL for seven years, Luttrell attended Officer Candidate School, after which he became a commissioned officer with Naval Special Warfare. While the transition from enlisted SEAL to officer was difficult, Luttrell met the challenge with honor and integrity. Throughout his tenure, he earned several awards, including two Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, two Good Conduct Medals, and an Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom medal.

Luttrell retired in his 14th year of service with multiple deployments in support of the war on terror. After retirement, he went on to pursue an advanced degree in applied cognition and neuroscience at The University of Texas at Dallas and graduated with honors, which set a strong foundation for him to support his military brothers and first responders. He has served as the campaign director for the ReBoot Program, a veteran-assistance program providing a comprehensive and individualized approach to increasing the mental and physical well-being of America’s military and first responding heroes. The program employs the expertise of the Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas at Dallas, where Luttrell has served as a research scientist after graduating. In 2017 Luttrell received his appointment to the Department of Energy as senior advisor to the Secretary.

He recently completed his executive education at Harvard University focused on professional leadership development. Luttrell resides in Texas with his wife and two sons.

SPEECH TOPICS

Family Affair - Healing Together From the Effects of Combat

Data is the New Currency

Mission Success: The SEAL Strategy For Breaking Down Silos

Life Lessons with Morgan and Marcus Luttrell