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Foreign Policy Advisor
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Bill Moeller is a senior Foreign Service Officer with 33 years of experience at the U.S. Department of State. He has been director of the Office of East African Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs since 2021. Previously, he was director of the Office of Peacekeeping Operations in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs (2019-21). Bill has also served as counsellor for political and economic affairs in Dhaka, Bangladesh (2017-19); director for Europe and North Africa at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (2015-17); consul general in Munich, Germany (2012-15); director for Central and Northern European Affairs at the National Security Council (2011-12); and political-military and external affairs chief in Berlin, Germany (2007-10). After a tour at USNATO covering Afghanistan from 2002 to 2005, Bill was the State Department representative at the German-led provincial reconstruction team (PRT) in Kunduz and subsequently served as the political advisor in the PRT office at ISAF headquarters in Kabul. Bill began his career with assignments in Iceland, Venezuela and Ireland. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Bill was the senior European Community/Union analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR). From 1984 to 1988, Bill served on active duty as a U.S. Army military intelligence officer, serving mostly with the 1/10th Special Forces Battalion in Bad Toelz, West Germany. Bill has a bachelor’s degree in political science and newspaper journalism (Syracuse University) and a master’s of international affairs (Columbia University).