James R. Moore is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. He entered the Foreign Service in 1984. Mr. Moore assumed his duties as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs in September 2010.
Mr. Moore was the Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka from 2006 to 2009. Prior to that, he served as Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at our Embassy in Turkey from 2003 to 2006. He has also held public diplomacy positions at U.S. embassies and consulates in India, Pakistan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, and Ecuador. From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Moore was a member of the Department of State’s Senior Seminar, where he and other participants from U.S. foreign affairs agencies received advanced training in the interagency process and leadership. He was the Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Office of Career Development and Assignments in the Bureau of Human Resources from 2009 until assuming his current position.
Mr. Moore earned a Master’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a Bachelor’s degree from Colby College.