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Charles Morgan

Making the Most of Your Training

Charles Morgan started his career as a corrections officer at MECC, a level 3 facility, and then transferred to ERDCC, a level 5 facility. He eventually evened out at FCC, a level 3/4 facility. He works for the Missouri Department of Corrections and is currently a trainer.

He also teaches martial arts outside of the DOC. He is adept in several forms of martial arts, including Kenpo Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and various grappling styles.

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