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Dr. David Moore Appointed to the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. 19 February, 2009--Battelle’s Dr. David Moore was sworn in as a Special Government Employee and member of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) at a recent ceremony at the Pentagon.

Dr. Moore is the only life scientist on the SAB and the first veterinarian to serve as a member. His first assignment with the SAB is to help conduct a study and prepare a report for the Air Force Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force on virtual training technologies of the future.

Dr. Moore is a Senior Market Manager in the Joint Interagency Group within the National Security Global Business at Battelle. He works at the Battelle Eastern Science and Technology (BEST) Center in Aberdeen, MD. His primary customers include the Office of Health Affairs DHS and all DOD medical programs.

Dr. Moore joined Battelle in 1997 following his retirement as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps. His responsibilities while on active duty included Director of the Medical Chemical Defense Research Program, Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense and Army Surgeon General’s Consultant for Comparative Medicine.

Dr. Moore’s association with Air Force scientific programs began with a Battelle project in 1998, when he served as the scientific advisor for the U.S. Air Force, Force Protection initiative on Food and Water Anti-terrorism in Southwest Asia. In 2002 he was asked to serve as a member of the Commander’s Advisory Panel for the 311th Human Systems Wing and School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks AFB in San Antonio, TX. In 2003 and 2005 he served as the life science consultant and panel member for the SAB’s Science and Technology Reviews of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Human Effectiveness Directorate.

Since joining Battelle, Dr Moore also has served two terms (1999-2005) as a member of the National Academy of Science’s Committee on Toxicology participating in numerous studies related to the health effects of environmental stressors important to the Armed Forces. He also served on panels of the Institute of Medicine and the Naval Studies Boards of National Research Council.

About Battelle

As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses:  Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. 

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including eight national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant management role on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the United Kingdom.

Battelle also is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

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