4 Wing Commander

Colonel David Moar, MSM, CD

Colonel David Moar, MSM, CD

Colonel (Col) Moar joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1992 under the Regular Officer Training Program. In 1997 he completed basic and advanced jet training at 15 Wing Moose Jaw where, upon receiving his wings, he remained to teach on the CT-114 Tutor. In 2000, Col Moar was selected to fly the CT-155 Hawk as a member of the initial cadre of instructors for NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC). Col Moar instructed on both NFTC Phase III and the Flying Instructor School.

Col Moar was posted to 4 Wing Cold Lake in 2003 and upon completing CF-188 training was posted to 441 Tactical Fighter Squadron (Tac F Sqn). He was subsequently posted to 409 Tac F Sqn upon its reactivation in 2006. Col Moar completed the highly esteemed Fighter Weapons Instructor Course in 2008 and was posted to 4 Wing as the Deputy Wing Operations Officer. He returned to 409 Tac F Sqn late in 2009 where he remained until 2011. Col Moar was posted to the Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) in Ottawa in 2011 where he served as the Operational Capabilities Manager for the Next Generation Fighter Capability (F-35) project. In 2013 he was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel as the Commanding Officer of 409 Tac F Sqn. He subsequently commanded the Operations Support Squadron at 4 Wing prior to serving as the Senior Staff Officer Fighters at 1 Canadian Air Division in Winnipeg.

Col Moar has participated in numerous domestic CF-188 operations including Operation NORTHERN DENIAL and Operation PODIUM in 2010. He deployed to Operation IGNITION in support of NATO Air Policing in 2011 and was Deputy Commander for Task Force (TF) Iceland. In 2011, Col Moar deployed to Trapani, Italy for Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR where he participated in combat sorties over Libya. In 2014, Col Moar deployed to Operation IMPACT as the Fighter Detachment Commander where he conducted six months of combat missions over Iraq and Syria. Col Moar has more than 4,000 hours of military jet flying including 1,600 hours on the CF-188 and 250 hours in combat operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Royal Military College and is a graduate of both the Joint Command and Staff Programme and National Security Programme.