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Colonel (Ret.) Austin Moore

Colonel (Ret.) Austin Moore

Chief Executive Officer, Special Operators Transition Foundation

Austin Moore is the CEO of the Special Operators Transition Foundation. The SOTF is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Special Operations Forces veterans transition from the military into their next successful career. Prior to this role, Austin served as the Director of Programs for SOTF, where he was responsible for all aspects of the Fellow experience. Austin brought over 20 years of leadership experience to both roles, having founded two non-profit organizations and two for-profit organizations in the consulting and financial services industry.

After 25 years of service, Austin retired as a Special Operations Pilot and Combat Aviation Advisor from Special Operations Command in Tampa, Florida. He held numerous leadership positions throughout his career while earning multiple awards for leadership, contributions to National Security, and airmanship. Most notably, Austin was presented the Lance P. Sijan award for exceptional leadership, JINSA’s Grateful Nation award for superior conduct in the War on Terrorism, and the AETC Well Done award for exceptional airmanship. Austin enlisted in 1997 and later commissioned in 2001 before retiring as a Colonel with over 4,250 hours of flight time as a Command Pilot.

Austin has an undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, a graduate degree from Trident University (Summa Cum Laude), and was Outstanding Graduate of Air War College. In addition, he graduated from Joint and Combined Warfighting School and served as a Joint Qualified Officer. Austin retired with numerous awards and medals including the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal X 4, Aerial Achievement Medal with sixteen devices, and Air Force Commendation Medal.


  • We are extremely excited to convene the community at SOF Week 2024. This convention for U.S. and International SOF will include a diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, interactive discussions about the future of SOF, and an up-close view of some of the best tech available to our warfighters. GSOF looks forward to working with USSOCOM to make SOF Week 2024 an impactful event.
    Stuart Bradin
    President and CEO, GSOF


Co-sponsorship of this event does not imply endorsement of GSOF, its services, or products by the United States Government, the Department of Defense, or U.S. Special Operations Command.