Military Bios

Rear Admiral Robert T. Moeller:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Director, Plans and Policy (J5), U.S. Central Command
Trained as a Surface Warfare Officer, Rear Adm. Moeller has served in a variety of sea and shore assignments, including joint duty. At sea, his assignments included USS Albany (CG 10), flagship for Commander, Second and Sixth Fleets, where he served as Talos Fire Control Officer and Boilers Officer; USS Julius A. Furer (FFG 6); Combat Systems and Material Officer on the staff of Commander, Destroyer Squadron Thirty Six; USS Valley Forge (CG 50) as precommissioning Engineer Officer; USS Belknap (CG 26), flagship for Commander, Sixth Fleet, as both Executive Officer and later Commanding Officer; and USS Port Royal (CG 73) as Commanding Officer.
His CO tour in Belknap included initial Partnership for Peace operations, UN/NATO Operations Provide Promise and Deny Flight, and the first Navy visits to Odessa, Ukraine and Novorossiysk, Russia. During his command of Port Royal, the ship received her third and fourth consecutive Battle E awards, and installed and employed Linebacker, the Navy's first TBMD capability.
Ashore, Rear Adm. Moeller has served in OPNAV in the Systems Analysis Division (OP 96) as Surface ASW and IUSS analyst; the Program Resource Appraisal Division (OP 91) as Net Assessment analyst; SECNAV Office of Program Appraisal (OPA) as Surface Warfare and C4I analyst; OSD's Office of Director Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) as Maritime Warfare analyst; and Commanding Officer, Surface Warfare Officers School.
In 1989, Rear Adm. Moeller was selected as the Navy Federal Executive Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has earned a master's degree in National Security Studies from the Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
Rear Adm. Moeller served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans, Policy and Training (N3N5N7) and as Director for Operations (J3), Joint Task Force (JTF) - 519 for the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet from May 2001 through August 2003 and as Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group ONE/Commander, Ronald Reagan Strike Group from August 2003 through August 2004. Rear Adm. Moeller assumed his current position as Director, Plans and Policy, U.S. Central Command in August 2004.
Rear Adm. Moeller's awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with two Gold Stars, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Gold Stars, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with a Gold Star.
Updated: 19 April 2005


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