Victoria Moore

Victoria Moore

U.S. Naval Academy

Dublin City University (DCU)


Raised in Burke, Virginia, Commander Victoria Moore graduated first in her class from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2008 with a B.S. in Information Technology National Security Affairs and a minor in French. She was also the first woman in U.S. Naval Academy history to be selected as Color Company Commander in 2008.

From May 2008 to September 2008, CDR Moore worked in the office of Admiral Stavridis as a Special Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Southern Command. She then studied abroad as a George J. Mitchell Scholar at Dublin City University in Ireland, graduating with an M.A. in Development with First Class Honors in March 2010. While overseas, CDR Moore volunteered as a teaching assistant for the Irish non governmental organization Suas in Nairobi, Kenya. In November 2009, she reported to the USS GREEN BAY (LPD 20) in San Diego, California for her first division officer tour. She served as a Division Officer and Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure Officer. In June 2012, CDR Moore reported to the USS MUSTIN (DDG 89), forward-deployed in Yokosuka, Japan, to serve as Training Officer and Executive Department Head. In December 2013, she reported to the U.S. Naval Academy to serve as a Political Science Instructor. For three

semesters, she taught the freshman-required course “American Government and Constitutional Development.” In July 2014, she was selected as a Foreign Area Officer with a concentration in Africa. CDR Moore completed six months of Portuguese language training before reporting as the Chief of the Office of Security Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique from September 2015 to September

2018. She then served as the Security Force Assistance Lead for the N52 Africa Engagement Group at U.S. Naval Forces Africa in Naples, Italy from November 2018 until August 2021, coordinating the annual international and interagency Maritime Security Working Group. In January 2022, she reported to U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria to serve as the Naval Attaché.

Her personal awards include the Joint Services Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with gold star), Joint Services Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (with gold star), and various unit and campaign awards. She is a certified Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate and speaks French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian.