Col. David B. Moore is the new Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton

September 13, 2021: Col. David B. Moore recently became the new Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton. He succeeds former Commanding Officer, Col. Richard T. Anderson, in the position. In 1996, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and was designated a Naval Aviator in 1999. Col. Moore was assigned to HMLA-267, where he held various billets in Operations, Tactics, Maintenance, and the Department of Safety and Standardization, as well as Squadron Adjutant from 2000 to 2006. Then he reported to MAWTS-1 to serve as an AH-1W Instructor Pilot. Following Command and Staff, he reported to HMLA-467, where he served as the Future Operations / Tactics and Executive Officer. He also served as Commanding Officer of HMLA-467, and the MAG-29 Headquarters Squadron. Col. Moore was then assigned to U.S. European Command J35, Future Operations Directorate where he served as the Future Operations Branch Chief from 2017-2020. His last assignment was to attend the Royal College of Defence Studies, London from 2020-2021. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University, a Master’s Degree in Military Studies from Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College.


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