Rear Admiral Mike Moran is a native of Walden, New York. He is a 1984 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. He was designated a Naval Flight Officer in 1986. He holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Troy State University, and is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College.
Moran’s tours included Patrol Squadron 23 (VP-23) at Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine; the P-3C Fleet Replacement Squadron (VP-30) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida; Patrol Squadron 16 (VP-16) at NAS Jacksonville; and Training Squadron 10 (VT-10) at NAS Pensacola, Florida, where he served as the executive and commanding officer.
Moran also completed a tour to SDC Dallas as a project officer for an operationally sensitive, high priority Chief of Naval Operations program and multiple tours with Naval Air Systems Command, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, to include: deputy program manager, Systems Engineering for the P-3 platform; deputy program manager, P-3 Aircraft Improvement Program; deputy program manager, P-8A Poseidon; and program manager for the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft program office (PMA-290).
In April 2012, Moran reported to the Pentagon to serve as military assistant to the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. In August 2013, Moran assumed command of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California, and assistant commander for Test and Evaluation, NAVAIR. In December 2015, Moran assumed his current position as Program Executive Officer for Tactical Aircraft Programs [PEO(T)].