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March 15, 2013

Jennings native Master Sergeant Moore retirement

Jasper — Army Master Sergeant William Moore, a native of Jennings and son to Nancy and Doodle Bug Burnham and Glenn Moore, will retire after 21 years of military service in a ceremony at Ft. Belvoir, Va. on June 13, 2013 with an official retirement date of October 1, 2013.

Moore, a graduate of Hamilton County High School, enlisted into the U.S. Army on July 9, 1992. He attended basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. with advance training as a Financial Manager at Ft. Benjamin Harris, Ind.

While serving in the military Moore was stationed at Fort Stewart, Ga., Baumholder, Germany, Vicenza, Italy, Fort Jackson, S.C., Seoul, Korea, and Fort Belvoir, Virginia. His deployments include Mogadishu, Somalia, Lukavac, Bosnia, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

Moore has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal two times, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal four times, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Accommodation Medal five times, Army Superior Unit Award two times, Army Good Conduct Medal seven times, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal two times, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal three times, NATO Medal three times, Armed Forces Service Medal two times, Korea Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Kosovo Campaign Medal two times.

While in the military Moore completed his BSBA and MBA from Trident University, both with honors, Comptrollership from Syracuse University, and holds certifications as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Certified Defense Financial Manger - Acquisitions and a Level IV DoD Comptroller. Military courses include three Non-Commissioned Officer leadership courses, SERE, Battle Staff, Combatives Level I, Green Belt Jujitsu, Combat Life Savers, Advance Driving, Advance Medical, Fiscal Law, RMBC, PPBS, Disbursement course, Instructors course, Supervisors Development course, and the Army Retention course.

Moore is married to the former Ann Nolan from Avoca, Ireland. They have two children, Sadie who is eight and Glenn who is five. Following his retirement they will relocate to Texarkana, TX.

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