Morgan Deane received a BA from Southern Virginia University and an MA in History from Norwich University. He has presented and published papers on Napoleonic warfare, East Asian history, Book of Mormon warfare, and the American Civil War. In 2009 he separated from the military after serving nine years as an infantry riflemen, squad leader, and intelligence analyst. His research interests also include pre-modern warfare and the application of military theory.
Morgan contributed a chapter to War & Peace in Our Time: Mormon Perspectives.