COL Leon E. Moores, MD, FACS

COL Moores is Chief of Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, after which he was commissioned a 2LT of Infantry. He earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and completed his residency in Neurosurgery at Walter Reed followed by a Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Children's National Medical Center. COL Moores is a board certified Neurosurgeon through the American Board of Neurological Surgery and serves as the Army Surgeon General's Consultant for Neurosurgery. COL Moores is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, and the Army's Infantry Officer Basic Course (Honor Graduate).

COL Moores has held a wide variety of assignments and staff positions as a Medical Corps Officer and an Infantry Officer, including Rifle Platoon Leader, C Co., 325 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Neurosurgeon, Forward Surgical Team, Bagram, Afghanistan; Commander, 4th Medical Team (Neuro), Combined Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC), Iraq; and Chief of Neurosurgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

COL Moores' military awards, decorations, and honors include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (DMSM), the Army Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) with oak leaf cluster, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and Jungle Warfare Badge. COL Moores is a recipient of the Army Surgeon General's "A" Proficiency Designator

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