John Moss Resume


  • Virginia Beach City Council Member
    • At-large council member – 2011 to present
      • Council member on the Deferred Compensation Committee
      • Council member of Housing Advisory Committee
      • Council liaison to the Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation
      • Council liaison to the Bike Trails and Waterways Commission
      • Council member of the Stormwater Management Oversight Working Group
        Note: most of the above boards meet monthly except in August and December for approximately 90 minutes
  • Forty-one years of resource management for the United States Navy – 1979 to 2020 (retired)
    • Director for Submarine Warfare Requirements, Programs and Readiness, Commander Submarine Forces (Vice Admiral led operational and Title Ten command)
      • $22 Billion annual budget, 26,000 personnel, 70 platforms, multi-billion dollars in worldwide infrastructure assets (Training facilities, waterfront facilities, special services facilities)
    • Deputy-Director for Total Force Manpower Management, Resources and Information Management, Chief of Naval Operation Staff.
      • Establish requirements and allocate funding for Navy’s Active Duty and Reserve manpower, recruitment, training, advertising, and supporting information management systems.
    • At-Large Council Member 1992-1995
    • Kempsville Borough Council Member 1986-1990


  • Strategic Communications Senior Leadership Seminar, Naval Post Graduate School with Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California – 2008
  • Navy Corporate Business Seminar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Graduate School of Business – 2006
  • Naval War College, Senior Officer Class of 1999 – 2000, M.S.
  • Senior Federal Fellows Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University – 1998
  • Defense Resource Management, Naval Post Graduate School – 1988
  • Old Dominion University – 1978, M.P.A.
  • Virginia Tech – 1976. B.A.
  • Princess Anne High School – 1972


  • Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award granted by Secretary of the Navy 2020
  • Navy’s first officially recognized honorary Submariner by Commander Submarine Forces 2020
  • Navy Senior Civilian Service Award 2001
  • Navy Senior Civilian Service Award 1998
  • Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award 1984
  • Presidential Management Fellow 1978


  • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 1981 to present
  • Boy Scouts of America Tidewater Council Executive Board (honorary member)
  • Boy Scouts Committee Member for Troop 375 – 2002 to present