Powell A. Moore
Powell A. Moore has been actively engaged in legislative and public affairs, national security and international relations for more than 40 years.
In his most recent government service, he was the Representative of the United States Secretary of Defense to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, based in Vienna, Austria. This organization of 56 nations is focused on conflict prevention on the Eurasian landmass. Mr. Moore held this position from April 2006 until January 2009.
In the first term of the G.W. Bush Administration, Mr. Moore was the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs and received the Defense Department's Medal for Distinguished Public Service for his leadership in this position. He held the comparable position at the Department of State in the first term of the Administration of President Ronald Reagan, giving him the unique experience of having been both an Assistant Secretary of Defense and an Assistant Secretary of State.
Mr. Moore was on the White House legislative staff under Presidents Nixon and Ford in 1973 and 1974 and under President Reagan in 1981. In the first year of the Reagan Administration, before transferring to the State Department, he managed the Senate component of the White House legislative affairs office.
Mr. Moore was chief of staff for United States Senator Fred Thompson of Tennessee from 1998 until 2001 and press secretary for United States Senator Richard B. Russell from his native state of Georgia from 1966 until Senator Russell's death in 1971.
As a government official and in other capacities, Mr. Moore has visited more than 70 countries.
Mr. Moore's executive branch experience includes 14 months as Deputy Director of Public Information for the United States Department of Justice.
Mr. Moore began his Federal service in 1959 as an infantry officer in the United States Army, where he served for almost four years. He was assigned to a combat ready infantry division in Germany for two years and was on duty in Germany when the Berlin Wall was erected.
In addition to his Federal service, Mr. Moore has had more than 20 years of experience advising and representing clients on public affairs and legislation in Washington. He has worked on a wide variety of issues for a diversity of international clients from Europe and Asia, as well as numerous domestic clients.
Mr. Moore has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia.