Dr. Morgan Banks

Morgan Banks, Ph.D., is the Director of Operations for SPA. He is a psychologist and retired Colonel in the United States Army, and has worked alongside many of our distinguished personnel for decades. He recently retired from the Army after 37 years of service, with over 27 of those years as an Operational Psychologist. For much of that time he was assigned to US Army Special Operations organizations. Dr. Banks helped establish the Army’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Program and the psychological screening program for US Army Special Forces personnel. He commanded a medical company in a Mechanized Infantry Division, which culminated in providing care to Kurdish refugees returning to Iraq. Prior to his retirement Dr. Banks was the Army’s and US SOCOM’s senior psychologist, responsible for all operational psychology support to Army SOF. Dr. Banks has worked extensively in the field of counter-terrorism and has deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq, and to Bosnia-Herzegovina. He is the author or co-author of several book chapters on Operational Psychology, and continues to teach in the areas of interrogation support, indirect assessment, and personnel selection. Dr. Banks received his BA in Psychology from the University of New Orleans, his MA and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi, and his Master of Military Art and Science in Military History from the Army’s Command and General Staff College. He lives in North Carolina with his wife of 42 years, Noel.