Captain Moore, a native of Middletown, Conn., graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1992. He was designated a Naval Aviator in 1994 and completed initial training in the SH-60F and HH-60H helicopters in 1995.
Moore’s early flying assignments include aircraft carrier-based squadron and Carrier Air Wing staff tours aboard USS Independence (CV 62), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), and USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Assignments ashore included duty as the Rotary Wing Weapon School Training Officer at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, Operations Center Battle Captain at U.S. Northern Command Joint Headquarters National Capital Region Operations, and Deputy Readiness Officer at Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific. He earned a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in January 2007.
He commanded HS-14 in Atsugi, Japan, leading his squadron during Operation Tomodachi and two deployments aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73). He has accumulated over 3,600 hours during his career and is honored to have served for multiple Battle ‘E’ and Safety ‘S’ winning squadrons.
He assumed duties as Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in February 2016.