President George W. Bush announced his intention to nominate five individuals and designate two individuals to serve in his Administration:
The President intends to nominate Roderick W. Moore, of Rhode Island, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Montenegro. Mr. Moore, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, currently serves as Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Serbia. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Bulgaria. Earlier in his career, he served as a State Department Fellow and taught at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Mr. Moore has been serving as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade since January 2004. He also served (2000 – 2003) as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria, prior to his transfer to Belgrade.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Moore held diplomatic postings at U.S. embassies in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (1988 - 1989) and Sofia (1990 - 1992). From 1992 - 1993, he was the Department of State's representative in Skopje, Macedonia. He later served as Political-Economic Counselor at the American Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia (1996 - 1999) and was Senior Political Adviser in the Office of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo, B-H (1996).
In Washington, Mr. Moore worked in the State Department’s Operations Center (1992) and later served as Political-Military Officer in charge of the states of Central and Eastern Europe in the Department of State (1993 - 1995). While assigned as State Department Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy from 1999-2000, he taught on U.S. policy toward the former Yugoslavia.
Mr. Moore attended Brown University where he received his B.A. in Russian Studies and International Relations in 1986, and an M.A. in Slavic Linguistics in 1987. His languages include Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Russian, Macedonian, Czech, French, Spanish and Haitian Creole.