Scott Moore

Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral and SEAL Team Leader

Rear Admiral Scott Moore, the former commander of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, served in many leadership positions among the Navy’s SEAL teams throughout his long military career, eventually rising to become the number two leader of the SEAL organization. He led the military’s elite forces through many of our nation’s most extreme, high-stakes missions and was deployed on SEAL team operations across the globe, including Just Cause (Panama), Bosnia, and post-9/11. He was the commander of a Joint Special Operations Task Force that conducted more than 2,000 high-risk raids against key enemy leaders in Afghanistan. Additionally, he commanded several critical, no-fail hostage rescue operations, including the mission to save Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates.

Rear Admiral Moore served as the director of counterterrorism at the National Security Council and the deputy director for special operations at the Pentagon. He also spent a year as the deputy commander at the Office of Defense Representative Pakistan, where he was one of the senior officers interfacing with the Pakistani military. More recently, he served as the deputy commander of Naval Special Warfare where he recruited, trained, equipped, and deployed our nation’s most elite. Today, he is involved with numerous foundations supporting Navy SEALs and also runs a strategic security solutions company.

A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Rear Admiral Moore has a bachelor’s degree in science from the United States Air Force Academy.