Robert T. Moeller
|Robert T. Moeller|
|Died||28 March 2011
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1974 - 2010|
|Commands held||Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations, U.S. Africa Command
Director, Strategy, Plans and Policy
Special Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Central Command
Cruiser Destroyer Group 1
Ronald Reagan Strike Group
Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans, Policy and Training
Director for Operations, Joint Task Force - 519 for the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
|Battles/wars||Battle of Mogadishu|
|Awards||Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (3)
Meritorious Service Medal (3)
Robert T. Moeller, was a United States Navy vice admiral who last served in active duty as the first Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations, U.S. Africa Command until his departure in April 2010. USAFRICOM was formally stood up in October 2007, as a subunified command initially of EUCOM, under the command of General William E. Ward, who was first commander of AFRICOM.
Trained as a Surface Warfare Officer, Vice Adm. Moeller has served in a variety of sea and shore assignments, including joint duty. At sea, his assignments included USS Albany (CG 10), flagship for Commander, 2nd and 6th Fleets, where he served as Talos Fire Control Officer and Boilers Officer; USS Julius A. Furer (FFG 6); Combat Systems and Material Officer on the staff of Commander, Destroyer Squadron 36; USS Valley Forge (CG-50) as precommissioning Engineer Officer; USS Belknap (CG-26), flagship for Commander, 6th Fleet, as both Executive Officer and later Commanding Officer; and USS Port Royal (CG-73) as Commanding Officer.
His CO tour in Belknap included initial Partnership for Peace operations, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Operation Provide Promise and Operation Deny Flight, and the first Navy visits to Odessa, Ukraine and Novorossiysk, Russia. During his command of Port Royal, the ship received her third and fourth consecutive Battle E awards, and installed and employed Linebacker, the Navy's first TBMD capability.
Ashore, Admiral Moeller served in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) in the Systems Analysis Division (OP 96) as Surface ASW and IUSS analyst; the Program Resource Appraisal Division (OP 91) as Net Assessment analyst; SECNAV Office of Program Appraisal (OPA) as Surface Warfare and C4I analyst; OSD's Office of Director Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) as Maritime Warfare analyst; and Commanding Officer, Surface Warfare Officers School.
In 1989, Vice Adm. Moeller was selected as the Navy Federal Executive Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has earned a master's degree in National Security Studies from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
Vice Adm. Moeller served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans, Policy and Training (N3N5N7) and as Director for Operations (J3), Joint Task Force (JTF) - 519 for the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet from May 2001 through August 2003 and as Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group 1/Commander, Ronald Reagan Strike Group from August 2003 through August 2004. Vice Adm. Moeller served as the Director, Strategy, Plans and Policy (J5) and as Special Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Central Command from August 2004 through August 2007.
Vice Adm. Moeller's awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with two Gold Stars, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Gold Stars, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with a Gold Star.
- Defense Superior Service Medal
- Legion of Merit with two Gold Stars
- Defense Meritorious Service Medal
- Meritorious Service Medal with two Gold Stars
- Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with a Gold Star
- "Vice Admiral Robert T. Moeller". Official Biography. U.S. Navy. September 11, 2008.
- "First Africa Command Commander Nominated". Immediate Release No. 857-07. U.S. Department of Defense. July 10, 2007. Retrieved 2011-01-09.
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