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Press Release | Oct. 4, 2022

U.S. Central Command Hires Chief Technology Officer


October 4, 2022

Release Number 20221004-01


TAMPA, Fla. – Today, U.S. Central Command hired technology leader Schuyler Moore to serve as the organization’s first-ever Chief Technology Officer, a position from which she will lead innovation efforts across the organization’s headquarters, components, and subordinate units.


As the Director of Science and Technology for the Defense Innovation Board from 2019 to 2021, Schuyler provided recommendations to the Secretary of Defense on the military application of cyber capabilities, Artificial Intelligence, and biotechnology. In 2019, her report on 5G technology was presented to the White House and Congress.


“Miss Moore brings an impressive resumé as a Forbes “30 Under 30” selectee for technology, an analyst in the aerospace technology industry, and a technology advisor in data integration and defense acquisition trends,” said Col. Joe Buccino, USCENTCOM spokesman.

A graduate of Harvard and Georgetown universities, Schuyler also served as a senior advisor on technology and policy in the U.S. House of Representatives.


“I am honored by the opportunity and look forward to helping drive the rapid integration of disruptive technology, generating new concepts of technology use, and growing the Culture of Innovation across USCENTCOM,” Schuyler said. “Given the evolving threat landscape and advances in critical fields like robotics and AI, there is a great urgency to innovate rapidly. USCENTCOM is poised to accelerate capability through experimentation and innovation in this critical moment.”


“Our strategic approach – summarized by ‘People, Partners, and Innovation,’ relies on bringing in the best talent from across the military and from civilian industry and then empowering that talent,” said General Michael “Erik” Kurilla, commander of U.S. Central Command. “Schuyler Moore is a phenomenal talent with a rare set of skills in the employment of critical technology. She will help us lead on innovation and experimentation for the region.”