Retired Aug. 1, 1993.
Major General David C. Morehouse is judge advocate general, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
General Morehouse was born in 1935, in Fremont, Neb., and graduated from Fremont High School in 1953. He earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Nebraska in 1957, a juris doctor degree from Creighton University in 1960 and a master of laws degree from The George Washington University in 1972. The general completed Squadron Officer School in 1964 and National War College in 1977.
He accepted a direct commission as a first lieutenant in the Department of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Air Force Reserve, in August 1960. His first assignment was as an assistant staff judge advocate with the 9th Combat Support Group, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. In April 1962 General Morehouse transferred to the 3902nd Air Base Wing, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., as an assistant staff judge advocate. From January 1965 to January 1968 he was an assistant staff judge advocate with the 72nd Combat Support Group, Ramey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico. He then served as staff judge advocate, 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Bien Hoa Air Base, South Vietnam.
General Morehouse returned to the United States in March 1969 and was assigned as deputy staff judge advocate, 60th Military Airlift Wing, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. In March 1970 he became chief of military justice, 22nd Air Force, also at Travis. From August 1971 to August 1972 General Morehouse attended The George Washington University through the Air Force Institute of Technology program.
The general remained in Washington, D.C., and was assigned to the Office of the Judge Advocate General, Air Force headquarters, in September 1973, first as a member of the Litigation Division, and then as assistant executive to the judge advocate general. After completing National War College in June 1977, General Morehouse was assigned to 15th Air Base Wing, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, as staff judge advocate. He transferred to Air Force Manpower and Personnel Center, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, in June 1980 and served as staff judge advocate. From October 1982 to August 1985 the general was assigned as staff judge advocate, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va. He then served as staff judge advocate, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air Force Base. In July 1988 he became deputy judge advocate general, Air Force headquarters. He assumed his present duties in May 1991.
General Morehouse is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Claims Court and the Nebraska Supreme Court.
The general's military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, and Air Force Commendation Medal.
He was promoted to major general July 1, 1988, with same date of rank.