Ambassador Jonathan Moore began his current assignment as head of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina in September 2014. Prior to this he was Director of the Office of South Central European Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, an office that has lead policy responsibilities for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. Ambassador Moore, a career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, joined the State Department in 1990 and was assigned to the Embassy in Belgrade in 1991. He was a desk officer for the former Yugoslavia from 1993 to 1995, and was the Political/Economic Section Chief of the U.S. Embassy in Lithuania from 1995 to 1999. Ambassador Moore was the Deputy Director of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Russian Affairs from 2000 until 2002, serving as Acting Director for several months in early 2002. He then worked as Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Namibia from 2002 to 2005. Ambassador Moore was a 2005-06 National Security Affairs Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Belarus from 2006 until 2008, and was Chargé there from 2008 until 2009. Before returning to Washington, he was U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2009 to 2012. He has received a Distinguished Honor Award and several Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards from the State Department as well as two awards for language proficiency from the American Foreign Service Association, and has been decorated with the Lithuanian Orders of Merit and the Order of Grand Duke Gediminas. In addition to the languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ambassador Moore speaks Russian, German, Danish, and Lithuanian.