2023 Tillman Scholar

Brandon Moore

Harvard University

“Dedication to the public good must be uncompromising. Whether in a military headquarters, corporate boardroom, or legislature, you measure impact by how it improves the lives of those less privileged.”

Brandon Moore is committed to addressing the challenges facing our democratic institutions. His public service began at West Point where he earned a B.S. in international relations and American politics and commissioned as an aviation officer in 2014. While at West Point, Brandon directed recruiting outreach efforts across Connecticut, led the Model United Nations team, and competed on the alpine ski team. 

Brandon’s first Army assignment was to Fort Rucker, Alabama, where he completed the AH-64D Apache helicopter course as an honor graduate in 2016. He then served in the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade as an air cavalry platoon leader. In this role, he implemented the aviation restructuring initiative as his unit converted from the OH-58D Kiowa to the AH-64D Apache and RQ-7B Shadow drone. In 2018, Brandon transitioned to squadron logistics officer during a rotational deployment to South Korea. Upon return, he assumed command of an air cavalry troop and led counterterrorism and stability operations while deployed to southeast Afghanistan. 

Brandon completed his military service at Fort Hood, Texas, where he enhanced the readiness of National Guard and Reserve aviation units as they trained for overseas deployment. Brandon is currently a joint degree candidate at Harvard Kennedy School (MPP) and Harvard Business School (MBA). His studies focus on conscientious public policy and cross-sector partnerships critical to the American electoral process. As an advocate for diversity and LGBTQIA+ representation, Brandon is committed to lifelong public service and aspires to strengthen the political voice of marginalized communities in his home state of Connecticut.