Veterans CONNECTED  

Episode 11: Michael Moody

Eric Bevevino | Contributing Host, Veterans Connected

Welcome to Episode 10 of The VETERANS CONNECTED! On today’s episode…

Welcome to VETERANS CONNECTED maintenance and reliability expert and military Veteran Eric Bevevino interviews military Veteran Michael Moody. Mike retired in 2015 following 28 years of active and reserve duty. He is from Cheboygan, Michigan. LCDR Moody joined the Navy in 1987, enlisting to train in the Nuclear Power Program where he completed boot camp, Machinist Mate “A” School, Nuclear Power School and Prototype Training at S3G in Ballston Spa, NY. Tune in as they exchange their experiences and discuss the transition from the military to industry, and the paths and resources that led them to where they are today…

More about Michael..

Following qualification at S3G, he was accepted to both NROTC at the University of Michigan and the United States Naval Academy.  He chose USNA and went on to a commission in 1993.

LCDR Moody earned his Surface Warfare Officer pin aboard USS CARR (FFG 52) where he served as the Ordnance Officer, leading outstanding fire controlmen and gunner mates.  The CARR won two Battle “E”’s during his time onboard partly through two skin to skin missile firings during a Combat Systems Ship Qualification Test.    CARR deployed with the Theodore Roosevelt Battle Group in 1996-1997.  For a portion of this deployment CARR was detached and joined NATO’s Standing Naval Force Mediterranean (STANAVFORMED), training with several NATO vessels for three months.

Following active duty, LCDR Moody pursued a civilian career that has included teaching and coaching, investment advisement and supply chain leadership.  The latter has been the bulk of that career and has included multiple manufacturing roles with GE, distribution and fulfillment roles with Toys “R” Us, Purfoods, and currently with Rite Aid, leading a team of 600 associates who provide support for over 1600 Rite Aid stores.

Lieutenant Commander Moody served in the Navy Reserves for 14 years in a variety of roles from 2001 until retiring in 2015.  Support roles in staff units for Naval Forces European and African Command as well as Naval Forces Central Command are a few roles where LCDR Moody supported the active duty component and friendly countries forces through training and exercises.  Mr. Moody also had two commands.  One was a CART (Cargo Afloat Rig Team) unit that trained in support of rapid deployment aboard MSC (Military Sealift Command) civilian crewed vessels to provide replenishment capabilities for ammunition and fuel.  The other was as the Customs Company Commander, a component of the NAVELSG (Naval Expeditionary Logisitcs Support Command) when LCDR Moody was deployed to Kuwait leading a company of individual augmentee sailors from active duty and reserve units, supporting the redeployment of equipment and personnel from the Middle East.

Lieutenant Commander Moody holds a Bachelor of Science in General Science from the United States Naval Academy and Master’s of Science in Education from Old Dominion University.

LCDR Moody’s personal awards include the Army Commendation Medal and the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal along with various campaign medals.

We hope you enjoy this episode!

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Eric Bevevino Contributing Host, Veterans Connected

Eric Bevevino has spent his entire 27 year career in the business of heavy duty maintenance and reliability.  Born and raised in northwestern Pennsylvania, Eric is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Honoring his ROTC scholarship commitment to the US Navy, Eric spent four years on active duty as a Navy Surface Warfare Officer with a Diving and Salvage specialty.  Following his stint on active duty, Eric entered the private sector by taking a position with Castrol Industrial.  This five years with Castrol was followed by eight years with Chevron Lubricants.  Looking to gain more perspective while using his solid foundation in maintenance from the Navy, Eric left Chevron to join a small reliability consulting firm in Connecticut.  Over the next five years he focused on preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, reliability centered maintenance and best practices in asset management.  This ultimately led him to his current position at Valvoline as the Senior Director of Channel Partner & Heavy Duty Sales, officed out of Valvoline World Headquarters in Lexington, KY.   In the 31 years after graduating from college, Eric has set foot in almost every type of commercial and industrial operation in over 10 countries around the world.  Eric is a married father of two, a retired Navy Reserve Commander, a Certified Lubrication Specialist, a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional, and a Certified Reliability Leader.