Vice Admiral Edward Moore, Jr.
Vice Admiral Edward Moore, Jr. can describe, from first-hand experience, a long and illustrious Naval career that has timely taken him from sea to shining sea. After attending high school in Little Rock, Moore enlisted in the U. S. Naval Reserve in 1963. Following his graduation from Southern Illinois University in June 1968, he was commissioned as an Ensign. Moore attended Naval Postgraduate School where, in August 1974, he earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Since that time, Vice Admiral Moore has progressed steadily through Naval ranks, including Shore Assignment Coordinator, Junior Officer Assignment Officer, Operations Analyst, Assistant Chief of Staff, Commandant, and Director to Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations.
Then, on August 7, 1998, in yet another highlight to his stellar military career, Vice Admiral Edward Moore assumed duties as Commander, Naval Surface Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet.
His sea tours have taken him all over the globe, and he is as highly decorated as he is well traveled. In 1988, Vice Admiral Moore was designated Joint Specialty Officer. He was 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.
Vice Admiral Moore is married and has four children.