David S. Moore has received the 2009 LANL Fellows Prize for Outstanding Leadership in Science or Engineering, which commends individuals who stimulate the research interests of talented younger Laboratory staff members and who encourage junior researchers to make the personal sacrifices necessary to become effective leaders. The committee selected Moore for "his inspirational technical leadership in the fields of shock physics and the science of explosives detection." Moore has worked to develop the next generation of scientists in this field by mentoring students at all levels, from high school to graduate- and post-graduate institutions. Many of these students have become Laboratory staff members. Additionally, according to the prize committee, Moore is a nationally recognized leader in explosives detection and "is an exemplary citizen to the Laboratory, to the international scientific community, and to the nation."