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 Moore is a senior engineer at the RAND Corporation and director of RAND's Washington Office. As director, he is the on-site leader of RAND's second largest office, comprised of over 600 assigned, associated and adjunct staff members. As such he advances corporate initiatives and priorities, internal communications, and emergency preparedness. As a RAND senior engineer, Moore's research focuses primarily on the U.S.'s development and employment of advanced technologies and weapon systems. During his Air Force career, he created and directed the Air Force's Hypersonics Technology Program, prioritizing and developing enabling technologies that would lead to sustained hypersonic flight. As chief of the Advanced Propulsion Division, he also led Wright Laboratory's high-Mach jet engine technology development activities. Previously as the director of research and an associate professor in the Air Force Academy's Department of Aeronautics, he taught thermodynamics and jet engine design. He also served as the Air Force's program element monitor for human effectiveness technologies and directed flight test programs for air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles. Moore 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