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Mr. Bill "Rod" Moore, Colonel, U.S. army, retired and senior executive service, retired.

Rod Moore was commissioned a second lieutenant of military intelligence in 1974. During his 26-year military career, he commanded at the company and battalion levels and deployed the 101st Military Intelligence Battalion in support of the 1st Infantry Division during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He also served as the senior intelligence officer at all levels from battalion through army service component command. In December 2000, at the rank of colonel, he culminated his military career as the G-2 for the Third U.S. Army.

Beginning in January 2006, Mr. Moore served with great distinction as the Deputy J-2 at U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), providing mission continuity during eight changes in both combatant commanders and intelligence directors. He was responsible for intelligence planning and execution for the Global War on Terrorism and subsequent operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and throughout the tumultuous CENTCOM area of responsibility. Collection management; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) synchronization; analysis and production; intelligence support to planning; and network architecture all grew exponentially and thrived during Mr. Moore's tenure as the Deputy J-2.


Mr. Moore oversaw the largest buildup of intelligence capacity and capability in the history of the U.S. Army. He worked closely with deployed commands to build a fully integrated ISR architecture and developed unique capabilities to target enemy networks and defeat the threat from improvised explosive devices. He was a major contributor to the successful fielding of the Persistent Threat Detection Systems, Liberty aircraft, and the expansion of Predator and Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems. To maximize these critical resources, Mr. Moore led an initiative to shift platforms in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq to other missions in those countries when unable to operate in primary areas. Understanding collection as only one part of the ISR mission, Mr. Moore initiated coordination of production, exploitation, and dissemination systems and increased personnel strength to support expanded automated and manual dissemination of intelligence to coalition and partners.

With CENTCOM's increased mission and associated Operation Enduring Freedom workload, Mr. Moore oversaw the construction of a new CENTCOM Joint Intelligence Operations Center (JIOC) and transformed it into the most effective joint intelligence element within the defense intelligence enterprise. He oversaw a number of reviews of J-2 mission areas, and the lessons learned became the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence's model for other combatant commands. His efforts were equally important in the establishment of the JIOC-Afghanistan and in the Afghanistan/Pakistan Intelligence Center of Excellence. The foundation he created will have a positive and enduring impact on the development of the Iraqi and Afghanistan military intelligence services.

Mr. Moore retired from Senior Executive Service in April 2014. His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal. His civilian awards include the Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Intelligence Agency Director's Award, the Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Award, and the Defense Superior Service Medal.
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Publication:Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin
Date:Jul 1, 2017
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