|Vice Admiral Edward Moore, Jr.
Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (August 1998 - May 2001)
Vice Admiral Edward Moore, Jr. 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 Master’s 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 Moore’s 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.