Vice Admiral Charles W. Moore, Jr.
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command
Commander, U.S. Fifth Fleet

Vice Admiral Charles W. Morre, Jr.

VADM Moore is a native of Midland, Texas and a 1968 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He is married to the former Lydia Perone Clado of Manila, Republic of the Philippines. He earned his first Masters Degree in International Relations from Salve Regina University. A designated naval aviator and surface warfare officer qualified, VADM Moore has served in a broad range of operational, staff, and command billets.

    Operational tours at sea include, two combat tours during the Vietnam conflict with VA-146 flying the A-7 Corsair II on board USS AMERICA (CV 66) and USS CONSTELLATION (CV 63); Assistant Strike Operations Officer on board USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67); two Mediterranean deployments with VA-83 on board USS FORRESTAL (CV 59); a Mediterranean deployment on board USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) and the shakedown cruise of USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) as Deputy Commander, Carrier Air Wing EIGHT.

    Shore and staff assignments include, instructor duty at VA-174; staff duty with Commander, Light Attack Wing ONE; Naval War College where he earned his second Masters Degree in Strategic Policy; Deputy Director, Program Resource Appraisal Division (OP-81B), Chief of Naval Operations; and in the Joint Staff, Special Technical Operations Division, Operations Directorate. VADM Moore's first flag assignment was Deputy Director for Operations (Current Operations), Joint Staff.

    Command experiences include a tour as the Commanding Officer, Strike Fighter Squadron ONE THREE ONE where he led his squadron into combat during the 1986 Libyan crisis while embarked in USS CORAL SEA (CV 43) and earned the Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Award for inspirational leadership; and as Commander, Carrier Air Wing EIGHT on board USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71). Prior to being assigned Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Commander, U.S. Fifth Fleet, VADM Moore served as Commander, Carrier Group FIVE on board USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62).

    VADM Moore has over 5,000 flight hours and more than 1,000 carrier arrested landings on nine different carriers. He has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2 awards), Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Air Medal (3 Individual awards and 17 Strike/Flight awards), Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards w/Combat V), Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and various unit and campaign awards.