Commander Timothy MooreCommanding Officer
Commander Moore is a native of Fort Valley, Georgia. Following completion of the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training program, he attended Hampton University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 1998.
At sea, Commander Moore served in USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3) as First Division Officer, USS JOHN S. MCCAIN (DDG 56) as Navigator, USS UNDERWOOD (FFG 36) as Operations Officer, USS VICKSBURG (CG 69) as Expeditionary Action Group ONE Operations Planner, and USS LEYTE GULF (CG 55) as Operations Officer.
Ashore, Commander Moore’s tours include Joint duty assignment to U.S. Joint Forces Command Joint Training Division; Anti-Air Weapons/Sensors Section Head and Flag Aide to Director, Surface Warfare Division (OPNAV N86); Forward Deployed Naval Forces Europe Implementation Officer on the staff of Commander, Task Force SIX FIVE; and assignment as Deputy Executive Assistant to Commander, U.S. SIXTH Fleet, Commander, Striking and Support Forces NATO, and Deputy Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa.
Commander Moore earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and was presented the Surface Navy Association’s Award for Excellence in Surface Warfare Research for his thesis titled “Constructive Explosive Blast and Shock Focusing.” He also attended the Joint Forces Staff College where he completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase II requirements and qualified as a Joint Service Officer. He now leads USS DONALD COOK (DDG 75) as SIXTH Fleet’s premier forward-deployed Ballistic Missile Defense destroyer.
Commander Moore’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and Navy Achievement Medal.