William H. Moser, U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan

The Senate confirmed Ambassador Moser to be the next Ambassador to Kazakhstan on January 2, 2019.  Previously, he was Acting Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations since January 2017.  He is the former Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova where he served from 2011 to 2015.

Ambassador Moser has had a distinguished career as a member of the U.S. Foreign Service.  Since joining the diplomatic corps in 1984, he has served in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Suriname, and Mali.  He served as the Principal Deputy Director for Overseas Buildings Operations (2015 to 2017) and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Logistics Management (2006 to 2011).  Other Washington assignments include the Director of Global Support Services and Innovation, the Deputy Executive Director for European and Eurasian Affairs, Post Management Officer in the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, and Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Bureau of Political Military Affairs.

Ambassador Moser’s overseas assignments have included tours as the Management Counselor at U.S. Embassy Kiev, Energy Attaché/Economic Officer and Management Officer at U.S. Embassy Almaty, Administrative Officer at U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Financial Management Officer at U.S. Embassy Cairo and Consular Officer/Staff Assistant at U.S. Embassy Bonn.   Ambassador Moser began his diplomatic career as a General Services Officer at U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali.  He is fluent in Russian, German, and French.

A dedicated public servant, Ambassador Moser has won numerous commendations throughout his career for his contributions to international affairs, management, and public policy.  In July 2011, Ambassador Moser was awarded the Secretary of Defense’s Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service.  In 2003, he won the Leamon R. Hunt Award for Administrative Excellence.

Born and raised in North Carolina, Ambassador Moser received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He is married and has three children.​