Command Master Chief Clifton Moore was born and raised in Roxboro, North Carolina, where he joined the Navy in March 1992.
After completing Basic Training at Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois, he attended Fire Controlman Class “A” School at Service School Command Great Lakes, Illinois; and reported to his first duty assignment onboard USS PETERSON (DD-969).
Master Chief Moore’s other assignments have included USS CLARK (FFG-11), Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic in Dam Neck, USS MCFAUL (DDG-74), Afloat Training Group Norfolk and USS SAN JACINTO (CG-56). He has earned six Battle Efficiency “E” awards, Master Training Specialist qualification and the Afloat Training Specialist certification.
In January 2010, Master Chief Moore was selected into the Command Master Chief program and reported to VFA 32.
In November 2013 he reported to HSC-2 “Fleet Angels” where he currently serves.
He is a graduate of the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 155 “Blue”, National Defense University's KEYSTONE Senior Enlisted course and holds an Associate in Applied Science from Excelsior College.
Master Chief Moore was selected by his Senior Enlisted Academy classmates to represent the class for the prestigious Peter Tomich Distinguished Leadership Award.
Master Chief Moore’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 awards), Navy Good Conduct Medal (5 awards) and numerous Unit and Service Awards.