Mark Moore was born in Ohio in September 1971. He began his military journey at 18, when he enlisted in the Navy. He served for an enlistment, during which he was stationed both domestically and abroad. In the U.S., he served in California and in Hawaii, where he was stationed aboard the USS Midway. Abroad, he served in Operation Desert Storm and in Japan.
Moore left the Navy in 1994. A year later, he joined the Army, and was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. He served until 1999. Afterward, he took a brief, two-year break from service prior to joining the West Virginia National Guard. He served in the Guard until 2002.
Moore’s service to his country did not end after leaving the military. In 2008, he joined Disabled American Veterans (DAV), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Veterans. Additionally, he has contributed to Stand Downs—events held to support homeless and at-risk Veterans—and has supported college Veterans at Northern Kentucky University in filing VA claims.
Beyond these contributions, Moore serves as a national area supervisor in the DAV’s Disaster Relief Program, which supports Veterans who have endured losses during natural disasters. In that role, he supervises activities in the states of Kentucky, Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Nebraska, and often supports efforts in other states. Moore has also conducted several interviews discussing topics relevant to his work, encouraging Veterans affected by Agent Orange to apply for benefits after the passage of the Blue Water Act of 2019 and informing Veterans about the availability of benefits earned through service.
Beyond his service to Veterans, Moore has volunteered at several other types of events. He took part in Touch-A-Truck, in which children learn about machinery such as trucks, farm equipment and emergency vehicles.
In addition to his unique career, Moore has been married to his wife, Karla, for 27 years and is a parent to pets. He enjoys several hobbies, including hiking, cooking, watching football, gaming, camping, visiting museums and spending time with his loved ones.
We honor his service.