Colonel Adam E. Moore is the Commander of the 1st Special Operations Group (1 SOG) located at Hurlburt Field, Florida. The 1 SOG plans and executes infiltration, re-supply, air refueling, kinetic strike, precision fire support, and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance missions employing 78 fixed-wing, remotely piloted, and tilt-rotor aircraft including the AC-130J, MC-130J, MQ-9, PC-12, and U-28A aircraft. Additionally, the 1 SOG provides USSOCOM with focused and timely intelligence processing, exploitation, and dissemination capabilities. The group consists of 9 special operations squadrons with nearly 1,700 Air Commandos from 80 different Air Force Specialty Codes. The 1 SOG provides full spectrum specialized airpower to combatant commanders executing special operations mission to include direct action, high-value target, unconventional warfare, special reconnaissance, counterterrorism, personnel recovery, and psychological operations.

Colonel Moore received his commission through the ROTC program at the University of Kansas in 2000. Upon graduation, he earned his wings at Joint Undergraduate Navigator Training at Randolph AFB.

Colonel Moore is a Master Navigator with over 1,300 combat hours in the AC-130U and AC-130W in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, NEW DAWN, and INHERENT RESOLVE.

2000 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Kansas
2005 USAF Weapons School, AC-130 Weapons Instructor Course, Hurlburt Field, Florida
2007 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
2011 Masters in Military Arts and Science and Air Command and Staff College in Correspondence, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2014 Masters in National Security Studies, Naval Command and Staff College, Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island
2019 Masters in Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

1. July 2000 - July 2001, Student, Joint Undergraduate Navigator Training, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
2. July 2001 - August 2002, Student, AC-130U Initial Qual, 19th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida
3. August 2002 - March 2006, Current Operations and Tactics Officer, 4th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida
4. March 2006 - November 2009, Flight Commander and Phase Manager, 14th Weapons Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida
5. November 2009 - June 2011, Chief of Weapons and Tactics, 4th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida
6. June 2011 - July 2013, Director Future Operations and Executive Officer, Aviation Tactics Evaluation Group, JSOC, Fort Bragg, North Carolina
7. July 2013 - July 2014, Student, Naval Command and Staff College, Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island
8. July 2014 - June 2015, Assistant Operations Officer, 73d Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, New Mexico
9. June 2015 - January 2017, Operations Officer, 16th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, New Mexico
10. January 2017 - June 2018, Commander, 16th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, NEW Mexico
11. July 2018 - June 2019, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
12. July 2019 - July 2021, Planner/Programmer/Military Deputy, MAF/SOF Panel, AF/A8, The Pentagon.
13. July 2021 - May 2022, Division Chief, Special Operations Forces and Personnel Recovery Functional Integration Team, AF Futures, Pentagon
14. June 2022 - Current, Commander, 1st Special Operations Group, 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida

Rating: Master Navigator
Flight hours: More than 2500 (1300+ Combat Hours)
Aircraft flown: T-43, AC-130U, AC-130W, MC-130J, AC-130J

Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal

Second Lieutenant June 20, 2000
First Lieutenant June 20, 2002
Captain June 20, 2004
Major June 1, 2010
Lieutenant Colonel Oct. 1, 2015
Colonel June 1, 2021

(Current as of February 2023)