Captain Baron V. Reinhold, USN
Captain Reinhold grew up in Miami, Florida and graduated from Miami Palmetto Senior High School in 1985. He then enlisted in the Navy and attended the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Island. In 1990, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in History and was “winged” as a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) in December of 1991.
His first operational tour was with VP-22, the “Blue Geese” at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Following OPERATION DESERT STROM, he deployed with VP-22 to the Persian Gulf to enforce the United Nations’ sanctions against Iraq and support OPERATION RESTORE HOPE in Somalia. After decommissioning the “Blue Geese” in 1994, Captain Reinhold reported to the “Screaming Eagles” of VP-1 and conducted workups and a WESTPAC deployment as a “Screaming Eagle.”
In June of 1995, Captain Reinhold reported to VP-30, “The Pro’s Nest” at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, where he served as a Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Instructor NFO for three years. He went on to serve as the Communications Officer for Commander Carrier Group FOUR (CCG-4) in Norfolk, Virginia from April 1998 to December 1999. He then attended the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California where he earned a Master of Arts Degree in National Security Affairs in 2001.
Immediately following 9/11, Captain Reinhold reported to the VPU-1 “Old Buzzards” at NAS Brunswick, Maine, where he deployed as a detachment Officer In Charge (OIC) and Mission Aircraft Commander executing critical JCS tasking in the PACOM, EUCOM, and CENTCOM Areas of Responsibility (AORs) to include combat detachments at the outset of both OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF). As a result of their combat performance the “Buzzards” were awarded the Battle Efficiency (Battle “E”) ribbon in 2003.
Captain Reinhold then reported to the United States Navy Central Command (USNAVCENT) Headquarters in Manama, Bahrain, in September of 2003, where he served as the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Operations Officer and then as the Security Cooperation Officer.
In January 2005, Captain Reinhold reported to the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) at Offutt AFB, Omaha, Nebraska. There he served as the Global Strike Plans Assistant Branch Chief, and then as the Executive Assistant (EA) to the USSTRATCOM Deputy Commander.
In April 2008, Captain Reinhold reported to VPU-2, the “Wizards” at Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, as the Executive Officer (XO). On April 24, 2009, Captain Reinhold became the “Wizards” 14th Commanding Officer (CO). During his command tour he assumed the role as Task Group Commander (CTG 57.3 and 67.6) where the Wizards flew continuous combat operations in support of OIF, OEF, OEF-HORN OF AFRICA, and OEF-Philippines in addition to other sensitive JCS, JSOC, JTF and Combatant Commander tasked missions. As a result of their performance on and off of the battlefield, the “Wizards” were awarded the Battle Efficiency (Battle “E”) ribbon in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
In June 2010, Captain Reinhold returned to Offutt AFB and reported to the National Airborne Operations Center (NAOC) as the Operations Team-THREE Team Captain. As Team Captain he deployed worldwide conducting airborne/ground alert missions as a component of the National Military Command System (NMCS) in response to tasking from the President, Secretary of Defense, and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.
In June 2013 Captain Reinhold served as the Director, Military Community Management (BUPERS-3) in Millington TN where he was directly responsible for the management of the Navy’s entire 324,000 active component and 64,000 reserve component force.
In July 2015 he assumed the duties as Commanding Officer and Professor of Naval Science for the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corp (NROTC) Atlanta Consortium comprising the NROTC units at both Morehouse College and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
His personal decorations include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (3 Strike/Flight awards), Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (5 awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various other service, campaign, and unit awards.
Captain Reinhold is married to the former Jamie Barcus of Stockton, California. They have four wonderful children, Meghan, Kirk, Logan, and Bella and currently reside in Suwanee, GA.
Lieutenant Colonel Keith F. Moore, USMC
Lieutenant Colonel Moore is from Crawfordville, Georgia and is a 1987 graduate of Greene-Taliaferro Comprehensive High School. He enlisted in the U.S Army Reserve National Guard and later the U.S. Navy. After completing the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training, Lieutenant Colonel Moore received a Navy ROTC scholarship to Morehouse College and was commissioned in the Marine Corps in 1992 after receiving a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Finance. Designated as an Adjutant/Manpower Officer after completing The Basis School, he has 17+ years in the operating forces and his previous assignments include:
Personnel Officer for 3d Battalion, 10th Marines; S-1 Officer for 2d Marine Regiment; Adjutant for Marine Aircraft Group 36 and I Marine Expeditionary Force; and Assistant Chief of Staff G-1 for 2d Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force and as the first Assistant Chief of Staff G-1 for Marine Corps Forces Africa. Additionally he served as the G-1 Operations officer for Marine Corps Forces Europe/Africa.
He has three operational deployments; he deployed for 10 months to Multi-National Force Iraq (MNF-I) C-1 as Strength Management Officer In Charge and Joint Manning Document Manager in 2005. He deployed for 12 ó months as Assistant Chief of Staff G-1 with 2d Marine Division Forward, Task Force Leatherneck, Afghanistan and with 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade to Moron Spain as Task Force Oaken Lotus, in 2014. His last assignment was as the Assistant Chief of Staff G-1, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune NC.
Lieutenant Colonel Moore received a Master of Science in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School and during his payback tour with the Program Manager, Logistics Information Systems, Marine Corps Systems Command Albany Georgia, he most notably served as the Program Manager for the Marine Corps Equipment Readiness Information Tool (MERIT) where he led the program to numerous accolades to include: 2004 Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DOD CIO) Award, 2004 Department of Navy E-Government Award, 2004 Government Computer News award, and 2004 Association for Enterprise Integration (AFEI) Award. He also served as branch head for Logistics Enterprise/Web Systems, Marine Forces Systems and Legacy Systems during this three year acquisition tour.
Lieutenant Colonel Moore completed Amphibious Warfare School and Command and Staff College non-resident courses. Lieutenant Colonel Moore’s personal decorations include: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 3 gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
Lieutenant Colonel Moore has been married to his wife Angelica for more than 23 years. They have two sons, Alex, a 2016 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Tyler, a College Program Marine Option at Morehouse College.
As of 3 Jan 2017