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Commander (CDR) Alan H. Moore, Jr. attended Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine and during freshman year was selected for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Maritime Academy Reserve Training Program (MARTP). During sophomore through senior years he served as a Marine Safety Reservist and drilled at Marine Safety Office (MSO) Portland and Field Office Bucksport, Maine. He graduated with a Bachelors degree in Nautical Science and USCG Third Mate’s Unlimited Tonnage Ocean’s License; following graduation, he received a direct commission through the USCG’s Maritime Academy Graduate (MARGRAD/Direct Commission Officer (DCO)) program.
USCG assignments: Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Assistant National Program Manager at Headquarters Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (1997 – 1999); Marine Inspector/Investigator with fleet-up to Assistant Chief, Inspections & Investigations Department at Marine Safety Office Portland (1999 – 2003); Chief, Inspections & Investigations Division at Sector Detroit, Michigan (2003 – 2007), Mission Management System Lead Auditor at USCG Headquarters Office of Traveling Inspectors & Quality Assurance (2007 – 2009); Domestic Vessel Compliance National Program Manager at Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (2009 – 2011); Marine Safety Unit Duluth, Minnesota Executive Officer with fleet-up to Commanding Officer with federal authorities that included the following: Captain of the Port, Office in Charge, Marine Inspection, Federal Maritime Security and Federal On-Scene Coordinator (2011 – 2016).
In 2016, CDR Moore assumed the Chief, Port State Control Division position at USCG Headquarters. His current duties include the oversight of the USCG’s Port State Control (PSC) program for foreign vessel safety, security and environmental compliance examinations, serving as the U.S. observer to nine global PSC Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Committees, and managing the QUALSHIP 21/E-Zero foreign vessel recognition program. Other responsibilities include developing and implementing national policies, guidance, and supporting resident and technical training programs.
CDR Moore completed a Master’s of Science degree in Quality Systems Management in 2003 from the National Graduate School in Falmouth, Massachusetts and in 2011, he completed the USCG’s Marine Safety Industry Training Program with internship at the the Duluth-Superior Seaway Port Authority. CDR Moore has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Commendation Medal and four Achievement Medals as well as operational, unit and special team awards.