REPORT FOR THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE
SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of Demonstrated Competence — Foreign Service Act, Section 304(a)(4)
POST: Republic of Kazakhstan
CANDIDATE: William H. Moser
William H. Moser, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, is currently Acting Director of the Bureau of Overseas Building Operations at the Department of State, a position he has held since 2017, following assignment as Principal Deputy Director of the Bureau of Overseas Building Operations (2015-2017). A former Ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in Moldova (2011-2015) with numerous additional tours in the region, he has deep knowledge and understanding of the former Soviet republics. Mr. Moser has demonstrated the leadership and management skills needed to advance U.S. policy and economic interests in a difficult political environment. Combined with his regional background and Russian language ability, he is an excellent candidate for U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan.
Mr. Moser also served the Department of State as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Logistics Management (2006-2011), Director, Global Support Services and Innovation (2005-2006), Deputy Executive Director, European and Eurasian Affairs (2003-2005), Management Counselor, U.S. Embassy Kiev, Ukraine (2001-2003), Post Management Officer, Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs Executive Office (1999-2001) and Energy Attaché/Economic Officer, U.S. Embassy Almaty, Kazakhstan (1998-1999). He was also Management Officer, U.S. Embassy Almaty, Kazakhstan (1996-1998), Political Military Officer, Regional Support and Security Assistance, Political Military Bureau (1993-1995), Administrative Officer, U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname (1991-1993), Disbursing/Financial Management Officer, U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt (1989-1990), Consular Officer and Staff Assistant, U.S. Embassy Bonn, West Germany (1986-1988) and General Services Officer, U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali (1985-1986).
Mr. Moser earned a B.A. at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and studied at Universitaet zu Koeln in Cologne, Germany. He is the recipient of ten notable State Department awards, including the Leamon R. Hunt Award for Administrative Excellence. In 2011, he received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service. Mr. Moser speaks German in addition to Russian.