Edward Moore, Jr.
Naval Surface Fource, Pacific Fleet
U.S. PACIFIC FLEET
Vice Admiral Edward Moore,
Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Moore, Sr., attended high school in Little Rock, Arkansas,
prior to enlisting in the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1963 and subsequent commissioning as an
Ensign after graduating from Southern Illinois University in June 1968. In August 1974, he
earned a Masters degree in Business Administration from Naval Postgraduate School.
Vice Admiral Moore assumed duties as
Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet on 7 August 1998. Previous shore
assignments included Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Plans, Policy, and
Operations, OPNAV; Director, Strategy and Policy Division, OPNAV; Commandant, Naval
District Washington; Assistant Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel on the staff
Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Operations Analyst on the staff of Commander in
Chief, U.S. Pacific Command; Department Head Course at the Surface Warfare Officers School
Command, and Junior Officer Assignment Officer (Detailer) and Shore Assignments
Coordinator in the Bureau of Naval Personnel.
Vice Admiral Moores sea tours included
Commander, CARL VINSON Task Group and Cruiser-Destroyer Group THREE which conducted
successful TOMAHAWK missile strikes against military sites in Iraq in September 1996
(Operation Desert Strike); first Commanding Officer of USS COWPENS (CG 63), which led a
successful four ship TOMAHAWK missile strike against a nuclear production facility in Iraq
in January 1993; and Commanding Officer, USS LEWIS B PULLER (FFG 23). Additional sea tours
included Executive Officer, USS BUCHANAN (DDG 14); and Weapons Officer in USS STERETT (CG
31). Assigned to the Pre-commissioning Unit LANG, he reported as Communications Officer in
USS LANG (DE 1060) and subsequently served a complete tour as Operations Officer. His
initial sea duty tour as an officer was in USS SEVERN (AO 61) where he served as Gunnery
Officer, Communications Officer and Navigator. Enlisted service included a brief tour on
USS HYMAN (DD 732).
Vice Admiral Moore was designated a Joint
Specialty Officer in 1988. He has been awarded the Legion of Merit Medal with four gold
stars, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy
Achievement Medal, and other service and campaign ribbons including the Coast Guard
Special Operations Service Ribbon. He is a life member of KAPPA ALPHA PSI Fraternity Inc.
and the National Naval Officers Association.
Vice Admiral Moore is married and has four