Bio: Maj. Gen. W. Bruce Moore

Major General (retired) W. Bruce Moore is the Regional Coordinator for North Iraq for the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA).

Prior to his appointment to ORHA, Moore served at PAE Government Services, Inc. as consultant on a joint Department of State and Department of Defense initiative to solicit the support of the countries of Mauritania, Mali, Sudan and Chad in the War on Terrorism.

At MPRI, in Alexandria, VA General Moore served from 2000-2001 as a Program Manager for Military Stabilization Program for Bosnia-Herzegovina, a multi-million dollar program that assisted the Bosnian Government in establishing a NATO compatible Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces. Moore also directed the Nigeria Assessment, an in depth assessment of the actions required to insure a successful transition from a military government to a civilian government.

Moore has served at all levels of command and staff including two combat tours in the Republic of Vietnam and one in Somalia, where he was the Deputy Commander of the initial task force. He also served in various command positions and was the Chief of Staff of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and the XVII Airborne Corps and the Assistant Division Commander of the 3rd Infantry Division in Germany. His assignments also included the C-3/J-3/G-3 for all United States and Korean forces on the Korean Peninsula and Deputy Commanding General Fifth United States Army.

Moore's awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, several Air Medals with the "V" Device and the Army Commendation Medal with "V" Device and two oak leaf clusters. He has also earned the Combat Infantry Badge, Master Aviator Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and the Ranger Tab.

W. Bruce Moore was born in Big Spring, Texas and was commissioned in the regular Army upon graduation from Texas A&M University where he earned a bachelor's of science degree. He holds a master's of art degree in Public Administration from Auburn University. In 1993, he attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security. His military education includes the Infantry Officer basic and advance courses, the Air Command and Staff College and the United States Army War College.

Source: Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance