On Wednesday, August 5, Ambassador Roderick W. Moore will assume duties as the interim Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia. He will serve in this position until the latter part of this year.
For the past two years, Ambassador Moore has served as State Department Advisor at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. His prior diplomatic assignments include U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro, Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia, and Principal Deputy High Representative and Brčko District Supervisor at the Office of the High Representative in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He also served (2000–2003) as DCM at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria, before his transfer to Belgrade.
An announcement on the nomination of a successor to former Ambassador Marcie B. Ries will be forthcoming from the White House.