Commander Timothy Moore graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 1997, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography. He was winged as a Naval Aviator in April of 1999 and transferred to San Diego, California, as a Fleet Replacement Pilot in the H-46D helicopter.
In January of 2000, CDR Moore reported aboard Helicopter Combat Support Squadron EIGHT (HC-8) based at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. He deployed three times in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, and IRAQI FREEDOM.
Transferring in June 2003 to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron THREE (HSC-3), CDR Moore transitioned to the MH-60S and served as a Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor Pilot until June 2006. CDR Moore served as the squadron Student Control Officer, Curriculum Officer, Assistant Training Officer and Training Department Head during his tour at HSC-3. Additionally, he graduated in September 2005 from the Naval Postgraduate School with an Executive Masters in Business Administration.
In June 2006, CDR Moore reported as a “Plankowner” to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO TWO (HSC-22) in Norfolk, VA, serving as the squadron’s first NATOPS and Safety Officer. During this tour he completed the Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor course at Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada. Following completion of the SWTI course, CDR Moore served as the squadron Training Officer. During this tour, CDR Moore earned the Officer of the Deck (Underway) qualification while temporarily assigned to the USS Oak Hill (LSD-51).
CDR Moore reported to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO FIVE (HSC-25) based at Andersen Air Force Base, Agana, Guam, in August 2008. While attached to the “Island Knights,” he served as the Training and Maintenance Officer, and deployed twice as the 2515th Naval Air Ambulance Detachment Officer in Charge at Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq. Additionally, during this tour, CDR Moore completed the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College Joint Professional Military Education Level I course. Following his department head tour, CDR Moore reported to the Joint Staff, at the Pentagon in December 2010, and served within the J3/J36 Command, Control and Nuclear Operations directorate, as a member of Operations Team Three at the National Military Command Center. As Senior Emergency Actions Officer, Global Strike Advisor, and Assistant Deputy Director of Operations, he supported the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff regarding nuclear, space, and missile defense operations, and all aspects of the National Military Command System.
In November 2013, CDR Moore joined HELSEACOMBATRON SEVEN (HSC-7) as Executive Officer, embarked on USS Harry S. Truman in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. CDR Moore’s decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal (three Strike/Flight awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), the Army Commendation Medal, and various unit and campaign awards. He has flown over two thousand seven hundred hours in fixed and rotary wing aircraft, including over one hundred fifty combat flight hours over Iraq.