REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command welcomed Robert L. Moore as the new deputy to the commanding general Sept. 13.

"I'm happy to be back home in the great state of Alabama. I'm honored to serve as deputy to the commanding general and excited to be joining a team of super-stars," said Moore.

Moore, a member of the Senior Executive Service since July 2003, previously served as the deputy director of Security Cooperation and ODC Operations, J-5, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany. Prior to that, Moore was the deputy director of Logistics and Security Assistance, J-4 Headquarters U.S. European Command.

Moore retired as a colonel after 28 years of service in the United States Air Force. He served as a missile maintenance officer, branch chief of an inspector general team, squadron commander/deputy commander for maintenance in a Tactical flying unit, director of logistics for a Tactical Air Control Wing, and deputy commander and commander of a logistics group.

His last military assignment was with the Embassy of the United States of America as chief, Office of Defense Cooperation, Berlin, Germany.

Moore earned his bachelor's degree (cum laude) in biology and chemistry at Alabama State University in 1974, a master's in counseling from Pepperdine University in 1979 and a master's degree in logistics management for the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1981.