Sergeant Major R. L. Moore, USMC
Sergeant Major Moore was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in February, 1989. He reported to MCRD San Diego California on March 15, 1989 for training with First Recruit Training Battalion. Sergeant Major Moore then reported to Marine Combat Training (MCT) School of Infantry Camp Pendleton California. After attending MCT, Sergeant Major Moore attended Marine Artillery detachment Fort Sill Oklahoma where he obtained the MOS of 0811 Basic Field artillery Cannonner.
In September 1989, Sergeant Major Moore reported to Charlie Battery 1st Battalion 10th Marine Regiment Camp Lejeune North Carolina. In January of 1990 Sergeant Major Moore deployed to Okinawa for six month with the unit deployment program where he was promoted to the rank of PFC. Upon return from Okinawa, Sergeant Major Moore’s unit was sent to South West Asia on 17 August 1990 in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm with the 4th Marine Expeditionary Force aboard the USS Shreveport, where he participated in 9 different amphibious assault training operations.
Upon returning from Southwest Asia, Sergeant Major Moore was promoted to Corporal, and was reassigned to Security Force Company, Charleston, South Carolina. In 1995 Sergeant Major Moore was promoted to Sergeant and reassigned to Tango Battery 5th Battalion 10th Marine Regiment, Camp Lejeune North Carolina, where he did two deployments to Okinawa Japan. While deployed Sergeant Major Moore was promoted to Staff Sergeant in August 1998.
In October 1998 Sergeant Major Moore reported to Fort Sill Oklahoma for Field Artillery Instructor duty. During his tour of duty as an instructor, Sergeant Major Moore instructed over 700 Marines in the basic cannonner course. In 2001Sergeant Major Moore received orders to Drill Instructor duty, Parris Island South Carolina where he was assign to Alpha Company First Recruit Training Battalion. During his tour at Parris Island, Sergeant Major Moore served as a Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor and Chief Drill Instructor.
Sergeant Major Moore was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant August 1 2003. Sergeant Major Moore was reassigned to Golf Battery 2d Battalion 10th Marines Camp Lejeune North Carolina in October 2004 where he served as the battery gunnery sergeant and battery first sergeant. While assigned to Golf battery Sergeant Major Moore deployed to Iraq in support of OIF 4 with the 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit from November 2005 until April 2006. Upon return from Iraq, Sergeant Major Moore was reassigned to Head Quarters Battery 2d Battalion where he served as battery gunnery sergeant. During his time in head quarters battery, Sergeant Major Moore deploy a second time to Iraq in support of OIF 5. Upon returning from Iraq Sergeant Major Moore continued to serve as the battery gunnery sergeant and the battery first sergeant. Unit he was promoted to first sergeant on March 1. 2008.
On March 15, 2008 Sergeant Major Moore reported to, Third Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, MCRD San Diego, CA, where he served as the company first sergeant for Lima Company and the Third Battalion Sergeant Major. He received orders February 2010 to report to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina as the Company First for Transportation Support Company Combat Logistic Battalion 2. While serving with Transportation Support Company he deployed to Afghanistan in support of OIF 10-21. Upon returning from Afghanistan, Sergeant Major Moore was assign to Headquarter and Support Company where he served as the company first sergeant. He was selected to the rank of Sergeant Major In November of 2011. Sergeant Major Moore was frocked to on March 7, 2012 and reported to Seal Beach California on March 30, 2012. Sergeant Major Moore received orders to CLR 45 4th MLG Charlotte, North Carolina and reported on May 15, 2014. Sergeant Major Moore then received orders to Security and Emergency Services and reported on March 4, 2017. Sergeant Major Moore is currently severing as the Battalion Sergeant Major for, Security and Emergency Services Battalion, Marine Corps Installations West – Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
His personal awards include Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Three gold star, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one gold star, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal with one silver star.