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“Unveiling the Legacy: Honoring LTG Hal & Julia Moore on the WPAOG Podcast”

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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.

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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.

Episode Timestamps

(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


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LTC (R) Steve Moore’s LinkedIn
COL (R) David Moore’s LinkedIn
LTC (R) Dave Siry’s LinkedIn

“He would always say the troops come first. That was a family saying. He meant that when he talked to us, as his children, you came first. But, also when you were in your units of assignment, the troops came first. The thing we like to hear now is the Simon Sinek: Leaders Eat Last, but that’s intuitive for all of us in the military. And, the troops come first. Good, hard disciplined training, and, of course, what he internalized from West Point was never lie, cheat, or steal. And, never lie to your troops. Never cheat your troops. They should come first and they should be served.”

— COL (R) David Moore

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The WPAOG Podcast is a strategic initiative focused on tailored audible communications to further inform Graduates on current AOG projects, events, and USMA updates. This customized content is mainly for USMA Alumni and the West Point Community solely produced by the West Point Association of Graduates. The Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Audible, YouTube Music, and iHeartRadio.

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