Capt. Michael Moore hails from Hot Springs, Arkansas, and is a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. In addition, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, the Air Command and Staff College, Joint Forces Staff College, the University of Tennessee Space Institute with a Master of Science in Aviation Systems and the University of Maryland University College with a Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management. He earned his wings in March 1992.
At sea, Moore served two tours in Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Five (HS-5) embarked in USS George Washington (CVN 73) and USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 67), on the staff of Carrier Air Wing Seven embarked in USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), and as the executive officer and commanding officer of HS-3 embarked in USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). He later served as assistant chief of staff for Plans and Operations (N3/N5), Commander Task Force 70, and Carrier Strike Group Five embarked in USS George Washington, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan.
Ashore, his assignments include Naval Rotary Wing Aircraft Test Squadron (HX-21) as H-3/H-60 project test pilot; action officer and flag aide to Commander Naval Air Forces U.S. Atlantic Fleet; deputy division chief, Requirements Management Division in the Force Structure, Resources, and Assessments Directorate (J8); the Joint Staff; and as defense legislative fellow to Senator Jeff Sessions in the 112th Congress. He served as commanding officer, U.S. Naval Support Activity Souda Bay Crete, Greece, from April 2014 until August 2016, and subsequently assumed duties as chief of staff, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic.
He has accumulated more than 4,000 fixed and rotary wing flight hours and his personal awards include the Legion of Merit (two awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Strike Flight Air Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and multiple campaign, unit, and service awards.