Major Moore enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in June 1985 and
attended Recruit Training, Parris Island, SC, where he was meritoriously
promoted to Private First Class. Private First Class Moore was assigned as a
Fire Direction Controlman, Battery “Q”, 5th Battalion, 10th
Marines. During his tour of duty from
December 1985 – March 1989 he served as a Publications Clerk, Naval Gunfire
Spotter, and Field Artillery Forward Observer, and as the Battery Assistant
March of 1989, then Corporal Moore reported to Marine Security Battalion,
Quantico, VA for duty as a Marine Security Guard. From May 1989 to June 1989 he was TAD with
the US Secret Service during the presidential visit to Rome Italy and from June
1989 to July 1989 he was TAD to American Embassy Panama City, Panama to augment
the Marine Detachment. His first post as
a Marine Security Guard was American Embassy Managua, Nicaragua from August
1989 – July 1990 where he served as the Training NCO and Mess Manager. Sergeant Moore was transferred to American
Embassy Caracas, Venezuela for duty in August 1990. Sergeant Moore successfully completed his
tour as a Marine Security Guard in January 1992.
February 1992, upon returning to 2d Marine Division, Sergeant Moore served as
an Operations Assistant with the 1st Battalion, 19th
Marines. In May 1993 – September 1993 he
was a student at the Marine Artillery Operations Chief Course, Marine Artillery
Detachment, Fort Sill, OK where he graduated as the Distinguished
Graduate. He then served as the
Operations Assistant, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines from
October 1993 – March 1994. In March of
1994 he was ordered to Okinawa, Japan to assume the position of Operations
Chief of Battery A. During his tour with
Alpha Battery he was awarded the Saint Barbara Medal and inducted into the
Honorable Order of Saint Barbara.
September 1995, Staff Sergeant Moore attended Recruiting School in San Diego,
CA and was a successful recruiter with Marine Corps Recruiting Station, Fort
Lauderdale, FL from September 1995 – December 1998. In December 1998, once more he returned to
the 2nd Marine Division for service with 5th Battalion,
10th Marines as the Assistant Battalion Operations Chief. In August of 1999, then Gunnery Sergeant
Moore was transferred to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines and
served as the 81mm Mortars Operations Chief and Platoon Sergeant. He deployed with the 24th Marine
Expeditionary Unit. In September of
2002, Gunnery Sergeant Moore was transferred to 3rd Battalion, 10th
Marines for duty as the Battalion Survey Chief.
In September of 2002 he attended the Marine Artillery Survey Course,
Fort Sill, OK where he was the Distinguished Graduate.
May 2003, First Sergeant Moore was promoted and assigned as the First Sergeant,
Company “B”, 7th Communication Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary
Force. October of 2004 he was selected
as a member of the Military Transition team (Training Iraqi security
forces). During his tour in Iraq he was
the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd
Brigade, 1st Division, Iraqi Intervention Force. Upon his return in September 2005, he served
as the Company First Sergeant, Headquarters Company.
June 2006, he was frocked and assigned as the Sergeant Major of the 3rd
Intelligence Battalion, III MHG.
Sergeant Major Moore was subsequently reassigned on 15 September to 7th
Communication Battalion, III MHG as the Sergeant Major. On 12 July 2008, Sergeant Major Moore assumed
the duties as the Sergeant Major, Recruiting Station Buffalo, 1st
Marine Corps Recruiting District, New York.
In May 2011, Sergeant Major Moore assumed his current duties as the
Sergeant Major of Headquarters and Service Battalion, MCB Quantico, VA
Major Moore’s Military education includes completion of the Basic NCO Course,
Marine Security Guard Course, Career Course, Advance Course, Marine Corps
Artillery Operations Chief Course, Marine Corps Artillery Survey Chief Course,
Marine Recruiter School, Infantry Mortar Leaders Course, Warfighting Skills
Program, Amphibious Warfare Non-Resident Phase I and II, and the First
civilian education includes an Associate of Applied Science in Business and a
Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.
decoration includes the Bronze Star, Meritorious service medal w/one gold star,
Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Recruiting Ribbon
w/one star, and the Order of Saint Barbara.