Jonathan Moore is a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor and was named by Secretary Blinken as Coordinator of the Health Incident Response Task Force in November 2021. In his previous assignment, Ambassador Moore served as Acting Assistant Secretary, Senior Bureau Official, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. He was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs, where he oversaw policy regarding the United Nations and UN agencies, between November 2018 and March 2020. Overseas, he served as Ambassador and Head of the Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
Ambassador Moore has also served as Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy to Belarus and as Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. embassies in Namibia, Belarus, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the State Department, he has been Director of the Office of South Central European Affairs, and both Deputy and Acting Director of the Office of Russian Affairs.
In addition to his diplomatic assignments, Ambassador Moore has undertaken fellowships in the Policy Office of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He has received the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award, Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards, the Sinclaire Award for language proficiency, and has been decorated by the presidents of Albania and Lithuania.
A graduate of American’s University’s School of International Service with a master’s degree from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, Ambassador Moore speaks Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, and Lithuanian, and is conversant in Danish, German, and Russian.