Dr. Eric Moore, U.S. DEVCOM Deputy to the Commanding General, Panelist at the 10th Annual Defense R&D Summit

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Dr. Eric Moore, U.S. DEVCOM Deputy to the Commanding General, Panelist at the 10th Annual Defense R&D Summit

Dr. Eric Moore has been an influential figure in the chemical and biological communities for over three decades. With proven experience in defense markets, he has pioneered the research and development of various weapons, technologies, and strategies in the federal landscape. Dr. Moore is sharing his distinguished insights at the 10th Annual Defense R&D Summit.


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Discover the professional and academic timeline of Dr. Eric Moore, making him an ideal panelist for the 10th Annual Defense R&D Summit.


Who is Dr. Eric Moore?


Dr. Eric Moore
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Eric Moore, Ph.D. is acclaimed for his contributions to the chemical and biological weapons development in the defense sector. He also delves into medical countermeasures, further boosting his credibility in the field. Through these industry-leading contributions, Dr. Moore was named a member of the Senior Executive Service in 2016.


Dr. Moore earned his bachelor’s in biology from Fisk University in 1987. That same year, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant through the U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Vanderbilt University. In 1992, Dr. Moore completed his doctorate in neurophysiology from Meharry Medical College.


Moreover, Dr. Moore completed a number of courses to boost his qualifications as an Army officer. He completed the following courses throughout the years:


  • Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Officer Basic Course
  • AMEDD Officer Advanced Course
  • Combined Arms and Services Staff School
  • Army Command & General Staff College.


Dr. Eric Moore’s civilian and military career


Dr. Eric Moore culminated his career as an Army Officer at the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center. He served as the Senior Scientific and Technical Intelligence Officer for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear medical countermeasures worldwide. This kickstarted his professional journey, specializing in various scientific portfolios.


Other assignments he held while in the military include


  • Commander/ Lab Director at the U.S. Army Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory
  • Principal investigator at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
  • Chief of the Advanced and Emerging Threat Division at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  • Chief of the Basic and Supporting Science Division at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  • Director at the DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center (CBC)
  • Director for Research and Technology Directorate at DEVCOM CBC (formerly Edgewood Chemical Biological Center)


In October 2022, Dr. Moore was promoted to Deputy to the Commanding General at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. He provides strategic direction, particularly related to research, development, and engineering, serving more than 14,000 personnel.


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Dr. Eric Moore, Panelist at the 10th Annual Defense Research and Development Summit


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Register for the 10th Annual Defense R&D Summit to find out the efforts of the federal sector in bridging the valley of death, winning the defense competition, exploring virtual battlespace, and taking advantage of AI to unlock potential in the R&D space.


Dr. Eric Moore is joining the 10th Annual Defense R&D Summit on January 31, 2024. He is participating as one of the panelists for Panel B, Technological Overmatch: Ensuring the Innovation Advantage in a Complex Security Landscape. Boasting decades of experience in the defense sector, Dr. Moore is an ideal panelist for the annual event.


Joining Dr. Eric Moore on the panel are the following executives:


  • Captain Jesse Black, Commanding Officer at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory 
  • Maynard Holliday, PTDO Assistant Secretary of Defense for Critical Technologies at the U.S. Department of Defense
  • William McHenry, Senior Advisor to the Director at the Defense Innovation Unit
  • Dr. Richard Vaia, Chief Scientist for the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Retired Sergeant Major Daniel Gile, Vice President of National Security at Digital Science (Moderator)


The keynote speakers for the 10th Annual Defense R&D Summit are USD Heidi Shyu, Steve Welby, BG John Cushing, Dr. Tom Drake, Aditi Kumar, and Jay Dryer. They share valuable insights into the challenges and solutions, current developments, future objectives, and opportunities for the government contracting industry.

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