Jim Moore
Service Officer - Army

Born August 27th  1945

Graduated from Northwest Classen HS in 1963, and Central Okla. University in 1981.

Joined the US Naval Reserve in 1966 in OC Okla. Served a tour in Vietnam in 1967-68 at a
Naval Support Detachment to the 3 rd Marine Amphibious Assault Group, 3 rd MAAG.  Completed my 2-year active duty aboard the USS Dixie AD 14, a Destroyer Tender. We deployed to the far east in mid-1968 and returned to San Diego Dec 24 th , 1968. Received a General Discharge in 1970.

Began my working career in OKC with what would later become Seagate Corp. The world’s
largest manufacturer of hard disc drives in the world. I held many logistics positions within
Seagate after returning to college and earning my bachelor’s degree in business on the GI Bill.
My experience started with getting hired as a forklift operator because I had been trained as one
in the navy. My 2 years were spent as a storekeeper operating trucks and forklifts in VN and
aboard ship. I held positions such as shipping clerk, stock room operator, materials planner,
Supervisor of several groups, including managing a 210k square foot distribution center. I also
was a manager of a purchasing department before transferring to Minnesota in 2002 and
worked for them until 2009, completing 40 years.
I drove a school bus for Smitty and Sons for 5 years after that.
My next career was as the Executive Secretary for a Masonic Group in St Paul, called the St
Paul Valley Scottish Rite. I managed the books, calendars, Investments, and events and their
interest in a large Masonic Bldg. at 200 E Plato Blvd. in St Paul. The organization had over 300
members and an annual budget of over $100k.I retired from that position in Dec 2023, however
I am still a member of that group. I am also a member of the St Paul Osman Shrine. I have been
a member of that Masonic body for over 15 years. I have all of the offices of that unit, Adjutant,
Vice Commander, Commander 3 times and a currently serve as their drill master and
quartermaster, a little different than the Post QM position.
I am looking forward to staying closer to home now and helping the Post whenever I can.