Captain Thomas G. Moore
17 June 1978 - 22 May 1979
Retired with the rank of unknown
Captain Thomas G. Moore enlisted in the U.S. Navy as an Airman Apprentice in 1951 and was accepted as a Naval Aviation Cadet in 1952.
Commissiond and designated a Naval Aviator in May 1953, he was assigned to VA-155 after completion of Pilot Training. Subsequent assignments involved staff duty with CAG-15, and Flight Instructor duty at Pensacola, FL.
Captain Moore attended UCLA, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations while attached to the UCLA NROTC unit. In August 1971, he attended the Naval War College in Newport, RI and received his Master's Degree from George Washington University.
Captain Moore served as the Executive Officer of NAS Miramar, the USS Oriskany (CVA-34), and VF-96. He was also the Commanding officer of VF-96, and the USS Kansas City (AOR-3). He assumed command of the USS Ranger on June 17, 1978.
Captain Moore's awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, the Air Medal with two stars and nine Strike Flight Awards, the Navy Commendation Medal with one star and the Combat "V", the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross, a Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
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