Powell A. Moore
Powell A. Moore is the Representative of the U.S. Secretary of Defense to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, stationed in Vienna, Austria. He was appointed to this position on March 29, 2006.
During the first term of the Administration of President George W. Bush, Mr. Moore was Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs. He was nominated for this position by President Bush on April 23, 2001 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on
May 1, 2001. On January 28, 2005, he received the Defense Department’s Medal for Distinguished Public Service in recognition for his leadership in coordinating the relationship between the Department of Defense and the U.S. Congress in waging the global war on terrorism.
Active in public policy affairs in Washington for more than 40 years, Mr. Moore served as Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs under President Reagan; on the White House staff under Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Reagan; and as Chief of Staff for Senator Fred Thompson of Tennessee. He began his Washington career in 1966 as Press Secretary to Senator Richard B. Russell of Georgia, for whom one of three U.S. Senate office buildings is named.
Between government assignments, Mr. Moore has advised and represented a variety of clients in connection with their relationship with the United States government. In this capacity, he has worked for clients from Europe and Asia, as well as the United States. Most recently, he was Managing Director of Federal Government Relations for McKenna Long & Aldridge with offices in Washington, Atlanta, Brussels, Denver, San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Mr. Moore was born in Milledgeville, Georgia, on January 5, 1938. He graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens in 1959 after attending preparatory school at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville. After graduation, he was commissioned as an Infantry officer in the United States Army where he served for more than three years with tours in Baumholder, Germany, and Fort Benning, Georgia.
He and his wife, Pamla, reside in Vienna and have homes in the District of Columbia and Colorado. He has a daughter, Mrs. Frances M. Preston of Franklin, Tennessee; and a son, Allen Moore of Springfield, Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Moore together have five grandsons and a granddaughter.