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About Lonnie Moore
Mr. Lonnie Moore is a medically retired Army Infantry Captain. He was wounded in Iraq on April 6, 2004 due to combat. This resulted in the amputation of his right leg above the knee. He retired after 10 years of service, but continues to serve the nation in other ways.
Since his retirement Lonnie has worked for FNH USA as the Deputy Director for US marketing and sales providing the US military approximately 70 percent of their small arms weapons. He has also worked for the Wounded Warrior Project as the Western Area Director providing services to wounded, injured and ill service members.
Lonnie currently works as a Program Analyst for the US Army Warrior Transition Command. In this capacity he writes policy and makes recommendations for continued improved care and transition for our Soldiers back to the military or back into civilian life, with a primary focus on Education and Employment.
Lonnie is a Board Member of the President’s National Council on Disability. The NCD is a Presidentially appointed 15 member board that makes recommendations to the President and Congress regarding disabilities policy. Lonnie also served on the Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs Iraq and Afghanistan advisory committee making recommendations for improved care and transition for OIF/OEF Veterans and their Families.
In his spare time, Mr. Moore enjoys advocating on behalf of Service Members and Veterans. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Operation Homefront- Southern California providing services to deployed military and their Families, and the wounded when they return home.
Amongst Lonnie’s military awards are the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Distinguished Member of the Regiment for 1/16 Infantry Regiment.
Lonnie is married to the former Jacqueline Coley and has two sons, Caleb (10) and Declan (2).