Major Isaac D. Moore was born in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1976 and was commissioned in August 2001 through the Officer Candidate Course (OCC) program. After attending The Basic School, he reported to the Infantry Officer Course in Quantico, Virginia where he graduated in July 2002.
The following month, he reported to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, California. During his tour, he served as a Rifle Platoon Commander, 81mm mortar Platoon Commander, a Combined Anti-Armor Team (CAAT) Platoon Commander, and as the Weapons Company Executive Officer. While serving with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, Major Moore deployed to Kuwait and subsequently into Iraq for combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF-1); and a follow-on combat deployment to Iraq in support of OIF-2.
In August 2005, Major Moore was transferred to The Basic School for Marine Officers in Quantico, Virginia, where he served as a Warfighting Instructor, and a Staff Platoon Commander with Bravo Company, Basic Officer Course Class 2-06. In July 2006, he assumed duties as an Instructor at The Infantry Officer Course (IOC) and later as the Class Advisor for IOC Class 4-07. In July 2008, he was selected to attend the Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS) in Quantico, Virginia.
Upon graduation from EWS in May 2009, Major Moore reported to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 5th Marine Regiment, where he was assigned as Company Commander, Company F. In September 2009, he embarked aboard the USS Cleveland and deployed with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), where he conducted exercises in Indonesia, Kuwait, and Jordan. Upon redeployment, Major Moore was assigned as Weapons Company Commander and in January 2011, he was assigned as the Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Battalion’s Afghan National Army Advisor Team, where he participated in Enhanced Mojave Viper and subsequently deployed to Musa Qal’ah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He returned from Afghanistan in March 2012.
His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with combat “V” and Gold Star, and the Combat Action Ribbon with Gold Star.
Major Moore earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Virginia Military Institute in 1995; and a Master of Arts Degree in Education in 2001 from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He is married to the former Pauline Gaden of Greenwich, Connecticut. They have two daughters, Sophia and Sonya Moore .