The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command promoted one of its own in a ceremony at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, October 14, 2022. Eric Moore, Ph.D., who most recently served as the director of the DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center, became DEVCOM’s deputy to the commanding general. CBC, which is one of eight technology centers and laboratories within the DEVCOM enterprise, is the nation’s principal research and development resource for non-medical chem-bio defense.
“The deputy to the commanding general is a vitally important role here at DEVCOM. That person provides continuity and long-term and strategic guidance beyond the tenure of one general officer. The Army chose well when it selected Dr. Moore as DEVCOM’s next deputy. He’s also one of our own,” said Maj. Gen. Edmond ‘Miles’ Brown, DEVCOM commanding general.
The DEVCOM workforce is comprised of scientists, engineers, analysts and technicians located across more than 100 locations around the world. They take potential science and technology solutions from the lab and into the hands of Soldiers for experimentation. The deputy to the commanding general position is part of the headquarters team that provides strategic guidance and support to DEVCOM’s centers and laboratories.
Moore entered the Senior Executive Service in 2016, and he served as director of CBC’s Research and Technology Directorate overseeing chemical and biological defense research and engineering projects. He quickly rose through the ranks to become the CBC director in 2017.
"The chemical biological defense mission is essential, and I can't stress enough the importance and criticality of the work performed at the DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center to provide capabilities to protect the Warfighter, homeland and our allies. The subject matter expertise of the people at the Center and the innovation that ensues is paramount. I am proud to have been a part of that and will continue to be an advocate for the chemical biological defense community,” Moore said.
In 2019, the Federal Lab Consortium, Mid-Atlantic named Moore, Lab Director of the Year. They honored him for his outstanding contributions to the overall enhancement of technology transfer for economic development and for accomplishments related to the transfer of technology from a federal laboratory to industry.
Moore graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. He served as an Army officer, with a career culminating at the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Senior Scientific and Technical Intelligence Officer for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear medical countermeasures worldwide. He continued his education and earned a doctorate in neurophysiology from Meharry Medical College, also in Nashville.
Moore’s other Army assignments include commander/lab director of the U.S. Army Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory in Fort Meade, Maryland; a principal investigator at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense; and several intelligence assignments.
“I have no doubt that he will make an outstanding contribution to the DEVCOM enterprise as he steps into this role and expands his impact across the entire command,” Brown said.
The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command — DEVCOM — is home to the Army’s largest pool of civilian scientists, engineers, analysts and technicians who are the bedrock for discovering and developing the capabilities Soldiers need to deter and, when necessary, defeat current and future adversaries.
DEVCOM is a major subordinate command of Army Futures Command and, together, the Team of Teams provides the scientific and engineering expertise necessary to better integrate modernization priorities and give the Army, as part of the Joint Force, the ability to act faster and more effectively than the adversary.