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September 16, 2013

Air Force general to give Boeing Lecture

Lt. Gen. Moore

Lt. Gen. Moore
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Air Force Lt. Gen. C.D. Moore II will present the William E. Boeing Distinguished Lecture at Purdue University on Oct. 1.

Lt. Gen. Moore's talk on preserving aerospace combat advantages in a fiscally constrained environment will be at 4 p.m. in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. It is free and open to the public.

The William E. Boeing Distinguished Lecture Series, named in honor of the Boeing Co.'s founder, is administered by the College of Engineering's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Started in 1999, the series features an internationally known speaker from the aerospace or air transportation industries.

Lt. Gen. Moore is commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. The organization is responsible for total life-cycle management covering all aircraft, engines, munitions and electronic systems.

Lt. Gen. Moore graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and, as a Guggenheim Fellow, earned a master's degree in aeronautical engineering at Columbia University before entering flight school in 1981. He served as a T-38 instructor pilot, an operational F-15 pilot and as an experimental test pilot. He also served as commander of the first F-22 squadron as well as a group commander at Eglin AFB, materiel wing director of the F-16 System Program Office, materiel wing commander of the F-22 System Program Office, and vice commander of the Aeronautical Systems Center.

His staff assignments include director of special programs in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, and deputy director of the Global Power Directorate in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, and deputy program executive officer of the F-35 Joint Program Office.

Lt. Gen. Moore served as chief of air operations, Multi-National Forces-Iraq in 2004, and he is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flight hours in 30 types of aircraft.

Before assuming his current position, he was vice commander, Air Force Materiel Command.

Writer: Judith Barra Austin, 765-494-2432, jbaustin@purdue.edu

Source: Tom Shih, head of Aeronautics and Astronautics, tomshih@purdue.edu