Celebrating the Life of:
Brad Allen Moore
July 4, 1983 - June 6, 2018
Services will be held on Friday June 15, 2018
Visitation: 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Service: 11:00 AM
Cemetery: Bel Air Memorial Gardens
Brad was born on the 4th of July 1983. Maybe that contributed to his deep love for our great country. He grew up in Bel Air, MD and attended Bel Air Elementary School, Southampton Middle School and was a member of the National Honor Society and an Honor Graduate from Bel Air High School 2001.
Brad grew up in the “old” Emmorton Baptist Church under the guidance and leadership of Pastor Lester Turner and after his semi-retirement under Dr. Arlie Cole. When the church outgrew that location we built and moved to the “new” and current Emmorton Baptist Church. As Brad grew up in Sunday School and AWANAS his parents would hear tales of his escapades during classes from his teachers and leaders. As an adolescent Brad made a profession of faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was Baptized. His family has no doubt that Brad is now with God in Heaven and with his beloved grandfather “Pop”.
Brad was accepted to attend Salisbury University. Yet he had a strong desire to serve his country and insisted that his parents provide permission for him to enlist in the Maryland National Guard in 2001. He was not quite 18 years old at the time of his enlistment. He reported to Fort Benning, GA for basic training shortly after graduating high school.
Brad began his studies at Salisbury University (SU) in 2001 where he immediately began building life long relationships. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity where he later served as Pledge Educator and Treasurer. After the tragedies on 911 his Army Reserve unit was deployed to support the Iraq War in 2003 suspending his studies at SU. When he could call, or write home he would always say “I am doing fine”. Brad never wanted his family or friends to worry about him while he was deployed. He never shared much about his war experiences. His parents and close friends would notice that during early to mid May each year Brad’s demeanor would change. His normal joyful self would drift to a more somber mood for a week or two. Around Memorial Day he would post comments on FaceBook honoring the names of his fallen military brothers. Shortly thereafter, Brad would return to being “Brad”. He self accelerated his studies, even while in Kuwait to graduate as planned on time from Salisbury University with a Master of Business Administration Degree in 2006.
Brad joined Northrop Grumman in 2007 working several positions in the Professional Development Program. He was quickly identified as a rising star within the organization, moving to several positions of increasing responsibility over the next six years. In 2013, Brad was promoted to Manager of finance planning for the Naval and Marine System Division. In 2015 he was again promoted to the role of Business Manager supporting their Sunnyvale, CA operations. Brad moved back to the Baltimore offices earlier this year holding the position of Business Manager, JSTARS and Triton Operating Units. Brad was known for following through on his commitments, under commit and over perform, while aways delivering the “real” story. He will be missed by his Northrop Grumman family.
After the Army Reserve, Brad transferred to the Navy Reserve and enlisted as a Logistics Specialist while his application for direct commissioning to the Navy Supply Corps reserve was being considered. He was commissioned Ensign November 26, 2008. He was deployed and served a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2012. He rose through the ranks and was recently selected for Navy promotion to Lieutenant Commander on 1 September 2018. When Navy Leadership learned that his parents desired to bury him in his dress blues uniform, they insisted that he be honored and laid to rest in the appropriate ranked uniform of his pending promotion.
Brad loved to learn, read, travel, gain new experiences and to provide his opinion (if you wanted it or not…). Although he didn’t have children of his own, he loved little kids. Most of all he loved just hanging out with his family, friends and brothers. Between his tours of duty, military travels, being on holiday with his military buddies, business travels, and personal vacations he traveled to multiple continents and literally around the globe. Brad made a multitude of close friends - from little children to senior citizens all around the world. He experienced and accomplished more in his almost 35 years than most people would in multiple life times. By all accounts Brad was an extraordinary young man. Although he left us way too soon, he lived a full life. He was blessed from God with a great sense of humor, with levels of wisdom, knowledge, people skills and maturity well beyond his years. He is already missed by all who had the privilege to love him and call him son, family, friend, team member and fraternity or military brother.
Sources: Family, Northrop Grumman, US Navy
Bel Air Memorial Gardens
809 Rock Spring Rd, Bel Air, MD 21014
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