2 Vance pilot classes set to graduate today

Brig. Gen. Richard Moore

The 71st Flying Training Wing is scheduled to graduate 23 junior officers in a joint graduation of Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 19-21 and 19-22, at 10 a.m. today in the Vance Air Force Base Auditorium.

Thirteen officers are slated to graduate in Class 19-21, and 10 in Class 19-22.

Brig. Gen. Richard Moore, director of programs, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va., is scheduled to address the two classes during their graduation ceremony.

Moore graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and subsequently earned a Master of Engineering Man­agement degree from Washington State University in 1997.

During his Air Force career, Moore has commanded at the squadron, group and wing level. He is a command pilot with more than 4,000 hours in the KC-135 Stratotanker, C-12F Huron, C-5 Galaxy, C-17A Globemaster III, and C-130J Super Hercules.

Prior to his current position, he was the chief of staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

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