AKHAN Semiconductor, a technology company specializing in the fabrication and application of lab-grown, electronic-grade diamonds, announced today the appointment of Vice Admiral Charles W. Moore Jr. to its Board of Directors. Moore is a distinguished 36-year veteran of the United States Navy, who began his military career as a Naval Aviator and rose to the rank of Vice Admiral serving as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics and as Commander, United States Fifth Fleet and Commander, U. S. Naval Forces Central Command headquartered in the Middle East in the country of Bahrain.
“The technology developed by private companies is crucial to the United States Military’s success, and AKHAN’s Miraj Diamond® technology is critical in that it can be applied to a number of capabilities to increase durability and efficiency,” said Moore. “I look forward to joining the Board and lending my expertise to aid AKHAN in establishing itself as a valued partner to our country’s military.”
Upon retiring from the U.S. Navy in 2004, Moore joined Lockheed Martin as Vice President, F-35 Program Assessment. Subsequently, Moore served as Vice President, Global Sustainment and President of Lockheed Martin Middle East and Africa. After retiring from Lockheed Martin in 2013, Moore joined the Dodsal Group, where he served as Chairman and President of Dodsal Resources, an oil and gas exploration and production company in the Dodsal Group. He also served as Chairman of Dodsal Group Executive Board, before retiring from Dodsal in 2016.
“As AKHAN continues to apply our Miraj Diamond® technology to more military and defense capabilities, Vice Admiral Moore will be instrumental in identifying new opportunities and helping us refine the technology to ensure we’re providing solutions that meet the United States military’s needs,” said Adam Khan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at AKHAN. “AKHAN is excited and honored to add such an impressive and decorated American patriot to our board.”
A 1968 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Moore earned his first Master’s Degree in International Relations from Salve Regina University and his second Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.