Fouad Mohiadeen - Petty Officer 1st Class - US Navy
Fouad “Moh” Mohiadeen was born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1986. His family immigrated to the United States in December of 1993. He spent most of his childhood in Portland, OR and graduated Westview High School in 2004. In July 2004 Moe was the first in his family to enlist in the United States Navy, he was stationed at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii as an aircraft maintainer. Moh did two tours to the middle east.
With his Arabic background, Moh was encouraged to pursue a career in military intelligence. He applied and was selected to go to the Defense Language Institute (DLI) where he further studied the Arabic language. Upon completion he was selected for Naval Aircrew training and earned his gold wings in 2009. Moh served on highly sensitive air reconnaissance aircraft during Operation Iraqi Freedom and numerous areas in the middle east. The skills he brought proved to be highly valuable to operation decision makers. His highest awards are 3 combat air medals, but his personal achievement was training a new generation of service members back at DLI.
In 2012 after returning from overseas he got his choice orders to be an instructor at the Defense Language Institute )DLI). He spent the remainder of this 4 years on active duty both as a Leading Petty Officer to a division of 70 sailors going through the program and in the classroom teaching students from all branches of the Department Of Defense.
Currently Moh is finishing his last year at Portland State University studying Supply Chain and Logistics Management. His hobbies include photography, motorcycles, and exotic cars. We are very pleased to have Moh join the ride and to help him utilize his riding, blogging and photography skills.