Scott Moore saw many advancements in military technology in his 30 year career as a Navy SEAL – none as revolutionary, perhaps, as the use of drones for special operations. While controversial, drones provide a measureable strategic advantage for gathering intelligence, which allows military units on the ground to make better tactical decisions. As the former Commanding Officer of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Scott Moore aimed to take luck out of the equation when leading his team into so-called “no-fail” situations. Moore continues to apply this level of strategic planning and team-first thinking as he engages with companies in the private sector.
Rear Admiral Scott Moore is CEO of the Karakoram Group, and an expert on national security affairs and geopolitics. Scott Moore retired in 2014 as a Navy Rear Admiral with over 30 years in Naval Special Warfare (NSW). A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, he received a cross commission into the Navy and immediately attended Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training. During his career, he led at every level of NSW, from SEAL platoon commander, to Commander of the Nation’s premier Counterterrorist Force, to Deputy Commander of Naval Special Warfare, where he was responsible for training and equipping his 7000 person force. Following 9/11, Moore led a Joint Special Operations Task Force responsible for over 2,000 direct action raids, and commanded numerous “national level” no-fail missions, including hostage rescue operations in Afghanistan and Somalia. His staff tours included; assignments as a director, at the highest levels of the Counterterrorism Policy world, on the National Security Staff, White House, directly briefing The President of the United States; as the Assistant Operations Officer for Counterterrorism, The Pentagon; and as the Deputy Commander for Operations, Office of Defense Representative, Pakistan. He earned a master’s degree in National Security Studies at the Naval War College, graduating with Distinction. At every level of Mr. Moore’s military career, he was known for his operational savvy, effective leadership and clear decision-making at the highest levels of Special Operations. Moore has been on point, coached, mentored and facilitated Leadership and Team fusion extensively for and with government and corporate leaders around the world, impacting multiple sectors and industries worldwide. Moore was previously President of Summit Leadership Solutions, and Managing Director of Prescient Edge.