Karen Moore

Operational Energy Manager

U.S. Army Central (USARCENT)

Ms. Karen R. Moore is an Army civilian with over 25 years of experience including deployments to Afghanistan managing the United States Corp of Engineers Environmental Footprint Reduction Program. She currently serves as an Operational Energy Manager at Headquarters, US Army Central (USARCENT), located at Shaw AFB, South Carolina.  In this capacity, she is the Government lead for USARCENT Operational Energy Program, operational energy is the energy required for training, moving, and sustaining military forces and weapon platforms for military operations.  She manages the operational energy program for USARCENT area of operations, which consists of 20 countries in the Middle East.  She is tasked to transition the Operational Energy Program from a short-term program of pushing projects to building a long-term program which shapes policy, procedures, and funding.  The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) recently selected USARCENT renewable project, photovoltaic solar light carts, as the first Central Command to receive the FEMP 2017 energy award.  Ms. Moore has a bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management from Faulkner University. In addition, she has two children, Kurtis, a U.S. Navy Diver, and Kaley, College Sophomore.