Lt. General C.D. Moore, II (retired)

C.D. Moore was appointed to the Wright State University Board of Trustees for a term ending June 30, 2024, replacing Vishal Soin. 

C. D. currently serves as Executive Vice President and part owner/Trustee for Dayton Aerospace Inc. (DAI), a consulting firm headquartered in the Miami Valley.  In this capacity, he provides senior-level support to government and aerospace industry customers with strategic planning, organizational change management, process improvement, and program execution advice.

As a recently retired Lt Gen from the USAF, C. D. has over 34 years of experience leading large organizations and complex aerospace programs using his acquisition, test, and operations expertise. As the first Commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), he built a new organization responsible for “cradle to grave” management of nearly all USAF aircraft, engines, munitions, and electronic/cyber systems.  He has a proven record in development, production, fielding, and product support of world class aircraft systems.  C. D. is an accomplished operational and experimental test pilot with over 3,000 hours in 30+ type aircraft including command and flight test execution of the first F-22 squadron.  During his active duty time, he held command positions at the Squadron, Group, Wing, and Center level.  He served as the Director of the F-16 and F-22 programs, and Acting Program Executive Officer (PEO) for the F-35 program.  He also served three tours in the Pentagon including as Director of Special Programs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).  During the early years of Operation Iraqi Freedom, C.D. deployed to Baghdad and served as the Director, Air Operations in support of the Multinational Force, Iraq. 

C. D. holds an M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Columbia University and an M.S. in National Resource Strategy from The Industrial College of the Armed Forces (National Defense University).  He also holds a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering and a B.S. in Political Science (International Affairs) from the United States Air Force Academy.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the USO of Central/Southern Ohio, the Air Force Museum Foundation, the National Aviation & Heritage Alliance Foundation, Air Camp, and Ex Officio Board for Dayton Defense.

Outside of work, C. D. pursues a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, motorcycle riding, gardening and reading.   He also enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife of 34 years, Leslie, and his adult children; Austin (medical school, Ohio University/AF officer); Amedee (opera performer and church music director) and son-in-law, Douglas (youth pastor). 

Term ends 2024.