Jonathan M. Moore
Coordinator of the Health Incident Response Task Force, U.S. Department of State
Assumed office
November 15, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
SecretaryAntony Blinken
Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
In office
September 8, 2020 – January 20, 2021
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byJudith G. Garber
Succeeded byMarcia Bernicat
Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
In office
November 29, 2019 – March 1, 2020
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byKevin Moley
Succeeded byPamela D. Pryor
Personal details
Born1966 (age 57–58)
New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
Alma mater

Jonathan Michael Moore (born 1966) is a career U.S. diplomat. An officer of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, he is serving currently as the Coordinator of the Health Incident Response Task Force at the U.S. Department of State.

Career

Ambassador Moore joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1990 and was assigned to the Embassy in Belgrade in 1991. He was a desk officer for the former Yugoslavia from 1993 to 1995, and was the Political/Economic Section Chief of the U.S. Embassy in Lithuania from 1995 to 1999. After an assignment as a Congressional Fellow in the Policy Office of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, he was the Deputy Director of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Russian Affairs from 2000 until 2002, serving as Acting Director for several months in early 2002. He then worked as Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Namibia from 2002 to 2005.

Moore was a 2005-06 National Security Affairs Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

Moore was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Belarus in 2006-08, and was Chargé d’Affaires there in 2008-09. He was U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2009-12.[1]

Ambassador Jonathan Moore takes over as head of OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (OSCE/Vedran Pribilovic).

After serving as the Director of the State Department's Office of South Central European Affairs, responsible for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia, Moore was the Ambassador and Head of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2014 to 2017.[2]

Upon his return to Washington, D.C., Moore held several positions, including Senior Advisor for Europe and Eurasia for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations from September to November 2018; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs from November 2018 to March 2020; and Acting Assistant Secretary, Senior Bureau Official, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs from April 2020 to November 2021.

In November 2021, Moore was named by Secretary of State Antony Blinken as Coordinator of the Health Incident Response Task Force[3] which coordinates "the Department and interagency’s response to anomalous health incidents for personnel and dependents".[4]

Awards

Moore has received multiple awards, including a Presidential Rank Award, the State Department's Distinguished Honor Award, Superior Honor Award, and Meritorious Honor Award, and the American Foreign Service Association's Sinclaire Award for language proficiency.[5][6] He has been decorated by the presidents of Albania and Lithuania, receiving the "Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu" Decoration,[7] the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas[8] and the Order for Merits to Lithuania.[9]

Education

Moore is a graduate of American University’s School of International Service and holds a master's degree from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

Personal

In addition to English, Moore speaks Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, and Lithuanian, and is conversant in Danish, German, and Russian.[10]

References

  1. ^ [1] Belgrade Security Forum biography
  2. ^ [2] OSCE Press Release, September 3, 2014
  3. ^ [3] Secretary Antony J. Blinken On the Department’s Health Incidents Response Task Force
  4. ^ [4] U.S. State Department Health Incident Response Task Force
  5. ^ [5] Official State Department biography
  6. ^ Mathilda W. Sinclaire Language Awards
  7. ^ [6] President of the Republic of Albania, Decree #8815, November 28, 2014
  8. ^ [7] President of the Republic of Lithuania, Decree July 1, 1999
  9. ^ [8] President of the Republic of Lithuania, Decree February 4, 2009
  10. ^ [9] Official State Department biography