Adm. Bill Moran is a native of New York and a 1981 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor of science degree. He also a 2006 graduate of the National War College with a master's degree.
As a flag officer, he has served as commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group; director, Air Warfare (N98) on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations; 57th chief of naval personnel, and Navy’s 39th vice chief of naval operations.
His operational tours spanned both coasts, commanding Patrol Squadron (VP) 46 and Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 2. He served as an instructor pilot in two tours with VP-30 and as a staff member for Commander, Carrier Group 6 aboard USS Forrestal (CVA 59).
Ashore, he served as executive assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations; executive assistant to Commander, U.S. Pacific Command; deputy director, Navy staff; and assistant Washington placement officer and assistant flag officer detailer in the Bureau of Naval Personnel.
He is entitled to wear the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (five awards) and other various personal, unit and service awards.
Last Updated: 19 August 2020