Richard M. Moore

Director, Washington Office; Senior Engineer
Washington Office


Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, Purdue University; M.S. in aeronautical engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology; B.S. in aeronautical engineering, United States Air Force Academy

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Richard M. Moore is a senior engineer at the RAND Corporation and serves as director of RAND's Washington office. His research focuses primarily on the U.S. Air Force's development and employment of advanced technologies and weapon systems. During his Air Force career, he served as a program element monitor, directed flight test programs for air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles, and was the director of research and associate professor in the Air Force Academy's Department of Aeronautics. Also, as Chief of the Advanced Propulsion Division, Moore led Wright Laboratory's high-Mach jet engine technology development activities. He is also a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College's Advanced Program Management Course. He earned his B.S. in aeronautical engineering from the Air Force Academy; his M.S. in aeronautical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology; and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.

Previous Positions

Deputy for Intellectual Capital and Program Element Monitor for Human Effectiveness Technologies, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition); Chief, Advanced Propulsion Division, Wright Laboratory; Director, Hypersonic Technology Program; Program Manager, Advanced Propulsion Technologies

Selected Publications

Obaid Younossi, et al., Military Jet Engine Acquisition Technology Basics and Cost-Estimating Methodology, RAND Corporation (MR-1596-AF), 2003

Mark A. Lorell. et al., Going Global? U.S. Government Policy and the Defense Aerospace Industry, RAND Corporation (MR-1537-AF), 2002

Alan J. Vick, et al., Meeting the Challenge of Elusive Ground Targets, RAND Corporation (RB-76-1-AF), 2002