Morgan Luttrell is a Navy SEAL veteran. Seven years into his career, he attended Officer Candidate School and commissioned as a Naval Special Warfare officer in 2007. In 2009, he sustained back injures including major damage to his spinal cord and suffered a traumatic brain injury in a helicopter crash during training. The spinal cord damage led to his eventual medical discharge in 2014. When he got out, he said he traveled the country trying to figure out how to “fix” his brain.
After finding the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Luttrell decided he wanted to be a part of finding the best way to treat injuries to the brain. He earned a master’s degree in applied cognition and neuroscience and eventually earning a Ph.D. focusing his studies on helping veterans with PTSD and other traumatic brain injuries at the University of Texas, Dallas.