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Meeting 21st Century Maritime Challenges in the U.S. Arctic

Unique Opportunities & Threats in the U.S. Arctic – Panel

Rear Admiral Nathan A. Moore

Rear Admiral Nathan A. Moore

Rear Admiral Nathan A. Moore

Seventeenth District Commander (D17) U.S. Coast Guard

Rear Admiral Moore assumed the duties of Commander, 17th Coast Guard District in April 2021. He is responsible for Coast Guard operations throughout Alaska, the North Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and the Bering Sea. These operations include protecting life and property, ensuring marine safety, enforcing federal laws and treaties, protecting the marine environment, preserving living marine resources, and promoting national security. The Coast Guard’s forces in Alaska total more than 2,500 active duty, reserve, civilian and auxiliary personnel, who employ 15 cutters, 52 boats, and 17 aircraft. Headquartered in Juneau, the District Commander provides operationally ready maritime forces to Coast Guard and Department of Defense Commanders for Coast Guard, joint, and interagency operations both domestically and internationally.

Rear Admiral Moore previously served as the Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics (CG-4), responsible for all naval, aeronautical, civil, and industrial engineering and logistics for the Service’s 23,000 facilities, 230 ships, 1,800 boats and 200 aircraft. He was responsible for executing an annual budget of $1 billion, and leading 5,000 personnel assigned to Coast Guard Headquarters, Aviation Logistics Center, Surface Forces Logistics Center, Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center, and the Coast Guard Yard.

As a cutterman, Rear Admiral Moore served as a Student Engineer aboard USCGC POLAR STAR, Engineer Officer aboard USCGC HARRIET LANE, Executive Officer of USCGC VENTUROUS, Commanding Officer aboard USCGC RESOLUTE, and most recently Commanding Officer of USCGC STRATTON.

Previous staff assignments include: Chief of the Office of Naval Engineering at Coast Guard Headquarters (CG-45), Chief of the Officer Assignment Branch (OPM-2) at Personnel Services Center, Commanding Officer of Naval Engineering Support Unit Honolulu, and ship stability instructor at the Navy Surface Warfare Officer School in Newport, Rhode Island.

Rear Admiral Moore graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 1992. He holds both a Masters of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and Masters of National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School. His military decorations include two Legions of Merit, four Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and the Navy Commendation Medal. He has been a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Michigan since 1999.

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