This episode of the WPAOG Podcast features a conversation with LTC (R) Steve Moore ‘75 and COL (R) David Moore ‘84 where they honor the remembrance of their parents, LTG Hal Moore, West Point Class of 1945, and Julia Compton Moore, and announce the rededication of Fort Benning to Fort Moore.
LTC (R) Steve Moore is the second child of LTG Hal and Julie Moore. Upon retirement from the Army, Steve ran his own software business. He then was recruited by IBM and, after 15 years, he split off to form his own consulting practice focused on project management and troubled project recovery. In 2015, Steve shut down the consulting practice to follow his heart, fish, and write about the great outdoors.
“I think when you look at the Army values, it all goes back to: take care of your troops. If you implement the Army values in your life and in your command philosophy, you’re going to take care of your troops.”— LTC (R) Steve Moore
COL (R) David Moore is the fifth child of LTG Hal and Julie Moore. Upon graduation from West Point, David commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the infantry. After retiring, having completed 27 years of active federal service, he established “Command Decisions, LLC,” a project management consulting and leadership coaching business. He earned a Master of Industrial Engineering at North Carolina State University and is a graduate of the US Army War College.
Please enjoy this interview between LTG (R) Steve Moore, Class of ’75, COL (R) David Moore, Class of ’84, and, your host, LTC (R) Dave Siry, Class of ’94, Director of the West Point Center for Oral History and instructor in the Department of History as they relive stories of the great Moore command team.
(02:54) The Moore family origins and background
(10:31) Developing a command team
(18:07) Hal Moore’s advice on leadership in the Army
(20:08) Julia Compton Moore’s love for families
(26:22) Moore’s take on the accuracy of the movie
(31:45) Exemplifying the Army core values
(40:18) Relationship with the Columbus, Georgia, Fort Benning area
(48:39) Rededicating Fort Benning to Fort Moore