Sgt. Maj. Adam J. Moore enlisted in the Marine Corps
in 1989 and graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Parris Island, S.C. in March 1989. Following recruit training, Pfc. Moore
attended Marine Combat Training and the Motor Vehicle Operator Course at Camp
Geiger, Camp Lejeune, N.C., and was assigned military occupational specialty
(MOS) 3531, motor transport operator.
Lance Cpl. Moore reported to his first reserve duty
station, Inspector Instructor Staff, Washington, D.C. in December 1989 as a
motor transport operator. Lance Cpl.
Moore continued to work for the I&I Staff on extended active duty for three
years. Lance Cpl. Moore was then
reassigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment when the Gulf War began. After returning from the Gulf War, Lance Cpl.
Moore was meritoriously promoted to corporal in March 1992.
In 1993, Cpl. Moore was approved for an augmentation
package for active duty. Headquarters Marine
Corps reassigned him to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., where he was assigned
as the dispatcher and platoon sergeant.
In March 1994, he was promoted to sergeant.
Sgt. Moore transferred to Headquarters Marine Corps
in July 1998 as the driver for Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps General
Richard I. Neal. Sgt. Moore remained
there for one year, during which he was promoted to staff sergeant in March 1999.
Staff Sgt. Moore then transferred to 3rd
Transportation Support Battalion in August 1999 before serving three years as a
drill instructor from January 2000 to 2003.
In October 2002, Staff Sgt. Moore was promoted to gunnery sergeant.
Gunnery Sgt. Moore transferred to Drill Instructor
School on 15 January 2003, where he served as the drillmaster. On 20 August 2004, he transferred to 2nd
Transportation Support Battalion and subsequently served as the regimental
operations chief for Combat Logistics Regiment 25 from February 2005 to
September 2005 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Gunnery Sgt. Moore was frocked to first sergeant
on 1 February 2006.
He served as a company first sergeant for Echo
Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment from 25 July 2006 to 16 February
2007 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07.2.
1st Sgt. Moore’s next assignment was inspector instructor
first sergeant for Charlie Company, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine
Division from April 2007 to April 2010.
After completion of his tour on I&I duty, he transferred to 5th
Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment and served as the headquarters battery first sergeant
until December 2010.
After being selected to sergeant major in November
2010, he served as the sergeant major for Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare
Squadron 2, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, N.C. from January
2011 to February 2014. In 2012, Sergeant
Major Moore deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan and Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar in
support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
On the 6 March 2014, Sgt. Maj. Moore was reassigned
to Marine Air Logistics Squadron 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, MCAS Cherry
Sgt. Maj. Moore was assigned to Headquarters and
Service Battalion, U. S. Marine Corps Forces Command April 2015.
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service
Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal in lieu of three gold stars,
Navy Achievement Medal, and Combat Action Ribbon in lieu of one gold star.