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Tyler Morton

Air Force Fellow


August 28, 2019 — July 31, 2020

Professional affiliation

Colonel, Ph.D., United States Air Force
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Wilson Center Projects

Chinese Investment in Latin America: Sound Economics or Something Sinister?

Full Biography

Colonel Tyler Morton is a career Air Force intelligence officer with over 27 years of service. His most recent assignment was at United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) in Miami, Florida, where he served as the Deputy Chief of the Commander’s Action Group. In this position he was responsible for preparing the 4-star combatant commander for speaking events and engagements with national and international leaders. While there, he co-authored the new USSOUTHCOM Theater Strategy which was designed to enable USSOUTHCOM to meet the challenges as articulated in the United States National Defense Strategy. He has over 2,500 flight hours on the RC-135 and has commanded Air Force units at the squadron and detachment levels. Tyler holds a PhD in Military Strategy from Air University and is a graduate of the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies. He is the author of the upcoming Naval Institute Press book, “From Kites to Cold War: The Evolution of Manned Airborne Reconnaissance.”

Major Publications

"From Kites to Cold War: The Evolution of Manned Airborne Reconnaissance." Naval Institute Press, November 2019.

“Manned Airborne ISR: Strategic, Tactical…Both?” Air and Space Power Journal, Nov-Dec 2012.