Commander Russ Moore
Commander Russ Moore is a native of Dyersburg, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and received his commission through Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida in March 2000. His sea duty assignments include First Lieutenant and VBSS Officer in USS UNDERWOOD (FFG 36); Damage Control Assistant in USS THE SULLIVANS (DDG 68); Operations Officer in USS MCINERNEY (FFG 8); and Operations Officer in USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64).
Ashore, he served as Course Coordinator, Scheduler, and Instructor for the Damage Control Assistant Course at Surface Warfare Officers School; Executive Assistant to Commander, Navy Recruiting Command; and Director of Training, Afloat Training Group Mayport.
CDR Moore is a 2013 graduate of Air Command and Staff College. His personal awards include six Navy Commendation Medals and three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medals. After serving 15 months as the Executive Officer, he assumed command of THE SULLIVANS in August 2017 as the nineteenth Commanding Officer.