Rear Adm. Moore is from Colorado Springs, Colo., and graduated from the United States Air Force Academy, Class of 1983, with a bachelor of science degree. Upon graduation, he received an inter-service commission, attended Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training in Coronado, Calif., and graduated from BUD/S Class 126 in January 1984.
Moore has commanded at every level of Naval Special Warfare; from platoon, assault squadron, and SEAL Team, to commander, Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Additionally, he commanded a Joint Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan for several years. He has also served in numerous staff positions including the SEAL officer detailer; maritime operations officer at Special Operations Command Europe; director, Counter Terrorism Division, National Security Council; deputy director for Special Operations and Counterterrorism, Joint Staff; and as deputy for operations, Office of the Defense Representative to Pakistan. Currently, he is assigned as the deputy commander, Naval Special Warfare Command. He is a graduate (with distinction) of the Senior Naval War College, earning a master’s in National Security Affairs.