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ADM Bill Moran, USN (Ret.)

39th Vice Chief of Naval Operations

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Admiral Bill Moran is a retired four-star officer with over thirty-eight years of service and experience. He began his career as a Naval Aviator and rose rapidly to hold command leadership positions at every level of the Navy. 

The front-end of Bill’s career was spent in the cockpit on anti-submarine warfare (ASW) patrols above the Atlantic and Mediterranean as well as in numerous instructor pilot assignments.  After a tour in personnel management, he operated in the Pacific and Middle East theaters conducting ASW and supporting ground forces during OEF and OIF.  As a flag officer he served in a variety of positions including Director of Air Warfare and Chief of Naval Personnel prior to becoming the 39th Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO).

He is known for his extensive experience in developing effective leaders and leading teams operating in dynamic and complex environments.  His transformative approach to changing the Navy’s human resource structure and policies as Chief of Naval Personnel paved the way for a larger department of defense effort to modernize its talent management policies.  And as VCNO he focused on fleet readiness, modernization, education and building service budgets.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Science degree in National Security Studies from the National War College. 

As a strategic advisor for several companies, a board member at the US Naval Institute and as the founder and president of WFM Advisors, LLC, Bill continually seeks opportunities to serve where his interests, experience and the nation’s security needs intersect.