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Citadel News Service
5 Oct 2009

1981 grad named assistant commandant for discipline

Retired Air Force Col. Christopher “Hawk” Moore has joined The Citadel staff as assistant commandant for discipline. Moore has 28 years of professional experience in the United States Air Force and with Northrop Grumman Corp.


Moore replaces retired Army Col. Jim Dorton, who retired last spring after 15 years at The Citadel.

Moore earned a degree in mathematics and computer science from The Citadel in 1981 and received his master’s degree in systems management and telecommunications from the University of Southern California in 1988. During his Air Force career, Moore served in a wide range of joint, Air Force, and unit-level positions in the communications and information system and cyber network arenas. Moore is a three-time squadron commander and a mission support group deputy commander.

Moore deployed as deputy director of command, control, communications, and computer systems at Joint Task Force-Southwest Asia in Saudi Arabia from 1997 to 1998 and as commander of the 321st Expeditionary Support Squadron at Masirah Island Air Base in Oman in 2002. During his military career, he was stationed at 11 duty stations including two in Europe. He retired as commander of the Defense Information Systems Agency Field Office supporting United States Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. He worked for Northrop Grumman Corp. in Herndon, Va., as a senior manager in cyber and command and control systems before returning to Charleston.

Moore hopes to use his leadership experience to give back to his alma mater.

“It is an honor and a privilege to return to The Citadel. I look forward to working with the entire staff, faculty, and the South Carolina Corps of Cadets as we mold future military and civilian leaders,” he said.

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