Major John Moore
2ndLt Moore received his commission upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy in May 2000. Upon completion of TBS in January 2001, he reported to Pensacola, FL for Naval Aviation training. After being designated a Naval Aviator in November 2002, 1stLt Moore reported to HMT-303 in Camp Pendleton, CA for training in the UH-1N.
In June 2003, 1stLt Moore was assigned to HMLA-267 and deployed to Okinawa, Japan as part of the Unit Deployment Program (UDP). During this deployment he participated in EXERCISE ULCHI FOCUS LENS in the Republic of Korea, EXERCISE CROCODILE in Australia, and EXERCISE TALON VISION in the Philippines. Upon return to Camp Pendleton, 1stLt Moore served as Ground Training Officer and Embarkation Officer deploying in November 2005, to Okinawa, Japan joining HMM-262(rein) as part of the 31st MEU ACE. During this deployment Capt Moore participated in MEU interoperability training in Guam, EXERCISE FOAL EAGLE in the Republic of Korea and EXERCISE COBRA GOLD in Thailand. Additionally, he was assigned to a detachment aboard USS Juneau supporting Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines, on the island of Jolo in the Sulu Province of the Philippines.
After returning to Camp Pendleton in June 2006, Capt Moore was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marines as the Air Officer from September 2006 to March 2008. During this time Capt Moore participated in Operational Evaluation of the MV-22 Osprey and EXERCISE MOJAVE VIPER. In July 2007, Capt Moore deployed to Al Anbar Province, Iraq in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM 07.2, re-deploying to Camp Pendleton in February 2008.
In March 2008, Capt Moore was transferred back to HMLA-267 in Camp Pendleton. In March 2009, Capt Moore attended Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course in Yuma, AZ. In July 2009, Capt Moore again deployed to Okinawa, Japan and was assigned to HMM-265(rein) as part of the 31st MEU. In September, Capt Moore deployed to the Philippines as part of a Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team during US relief operations following Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng. Additionally during this deployment, Capt Moore participated in training in the Republic of Korea and Japan. Upon re-deployment to Camp Pendleton, CA, Capt Moore served as the Tactics Officer-in-Charge for HMLA-267 and was the UH-1N evaluator for the 13th MEU’s CERTEX.
Capt Moore received orders to The Basic School in Quantico and reported for duty in September 2010. He was promoted to Major on 1 October 2010. At The Basic School Maj Moore served as Air Officer and also was action officer for the Basic Officer Course Amphibious Exercise, the Infantry Officer Course (IOC) PALMFEX and the Combined IOC / Royal Marine Corps’ EXERCISE VIRGINIA TEMPEST.
In August 2012, Maj Moore was assigned to HMLA-467 in Cherry Point, NC. In July 2013, he was assigned as an individual augment to 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (fwd) in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM 14.1 serving as MAW G-3 Future Operations Planner. Upon re-deployment to CONUS, he attended UH-1Y conversion training at HMLA/T-303 in Camp Pendleton, CA and served as the HMLA-467 Director of Safety and Standardization during the remainder of his tour.
In July 2015, Maj Moore received PCS orders to HMLA-367 in Kaneohe Bay, HI where he served as the Logistics Officer-in-Charge prior to assuming duties as the Executive Officer.
Personal awards include three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Navy Achievement Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal, and two Humanitarian Service Medals.