|CAPT Keith G. Moore|
Commanding Officer (September 2014 - October 2014)
A native of Winona, MS, Captain Moore enlisted in the Navy in 1982 and attended Cryptologic Technician Technical “A” school. After a two-year tour in Misawa, Japan, he was selected for the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) program. Upon completion of BOOST and Naval ROTC at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and was commissioned in May of 1990.
At sea Moore completed seven deployments to the Western Pacific/Indian Ocean/Arabian Gulf and Southern Pacific Ocean/Caribbean Sea. His early sea assignments include tours in USS BERKELEY (DDG 15), USS GRIDLEY (CG 21), twice in USS PELELIU (LHA 5) and USS OLDENDORF (DD 972). Moore was Executive Officer aboard USS MCCLUSKY (FFG 41) as well as Chief Staff Officer in Destroyer Squadron Twenty-One. He commanded USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42) from January 2008 through October 2009, completing a Western Pacific/Arabian Gulf deployment and the first LSD mid-life upgrade on the West Coast. Moore reported as Deputy Commander for Amphibious Squadron ONE in October 2013 and assumed command of USS BOXER in September 2014.
Ashore Moore served as the lead Surface Warfare Analyst for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation Directorate (OSD, CAPE). He was also assigned as the Force C5I Officer (N6) on the staff of Commander, Naval Surface Force Pacific and served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in the N6 Strategic Initiatives Branch. While assigned to the OPNAV N6 billet he augmented N3/5’s Navy Command Center Crisis Action Team immediately following 9/11.
Moore earned a Master of Science degree in Operational Logistics from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies at the Naval War College. He has been designated as a Joint Qualified Officer.
Moore’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Navy Good Conduct Medal and various unit and campaign awards.